Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari characterized the Katsina central market fire disaster as a “monumental tragedy” unprecedented in the state’s history.
“The fire that gutted the central market was unprecedented, I visited the scene, the destruction caused by the fire is too much, I really sympathized with the victims,” Masari told newsmen on Monday after the fire was put out.
“This is one of the greatest losses I have ever seen in my life, we cannot assess or quantify the quantum of damages done yet until normalcy has returned,” he added.
Masari promised that the government would conduct a thorough investigation into the incident to ascertain the cause, identify the victims, and provide assistance to them.
He felt sorry for the traders and prayed to Allah to reward them.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the fire, which began about 8 a.m. on Monday and took firefighters several hours to put out, completely destroyed hundreds of shops.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN