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Three months after the singer food market in Kano went up in flames, the Sabon Gari market in the same city, Northwest Nigeria, has been gutted by fire, with properties worth millions of naira destroyed.
Though the cause of the fire has not been ascertained, the inferno which started on Friday night reportedly lasted till early Saturday morning.
According to witnesses, the fire started around the Sani Abacha Mosque where books and other items are sold, before spreading to Gidan Magge.
Fire service personnel were said to have arrived at the scene of the fire owing to the difficulty in accessing the market, and when they eventually got to the scene, there was not enough water to put out the fire.