Suletankerkar Local Government in Jigawa state has disclosed that fire destroyed 10 houses harboring foodstuff worth #5milion in Dirani village.
The council Information Officer, Alhaji Usman Abubaker said the fire, which occurred late on Sunday, was believed to have started from a kitchen in one of the houses.
According to him, the occupants of the building might have failed to put out the fire used in cooking.
“We are suspecting that the fence of the house caught fire from the cooking spot and spread to other houses in the neighborhood,”
The spokesman said the council’s Chairman, Alhaji Ja’afaru Mohammad, had visited the village for on-the-spot assessment of the incident.
The State Emergency Management Agency was called to assist the affected persons with relief materials.