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Fire destroys 31 shops at Gumi Market Kaduna



No viewer than 31 shops and food items worth millions of Naira were, on Wednesday, completely razed down by fire at Shaikh Gumi Market, Bakin Dogo area of Kaduna State.

It was gathered that the fire started around 2:am on Wednesday when most of the shop owners were at home, except for the local guards who were at the market.

Details of the cause of the fire remained unknown but traders attributed it to electrical fault.

The fire affected mostly cassava and maize flour ‎sellers along Birnin Kudu road, Bakin Dogo Area of the market.

When our reporter visited the scene, sympathisers and shop owners were seen in groups discussing the incident.

The Chairman of the cassava seller at Bakin Dogo, Alfa Husaini, said the traders needed assistance.

“We lost a lot in the fire, only God can help us because we don’t even know where to start from. ‎31 shops were affected and you can see most of the owners are women”, he said.

He called on the state Government to come to their aid


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Buhari Declares Zamfara A No-Fly-Zone



President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Zamfara State a no-fly-zone, in response to recent security challenges erupting from the state.

National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the end of the National Security Council meeting, held in the State House on Tuesday.

According to Monguno, President Buhari also approved a ban on all mining activities in the state to curb the rising rate of insecurity.

According to Monguno, as part of strategies to douse tension and restore order in all parts of the country, the intelligence and security communities have been mandated to go after all non-state actors, whose activities have been fueling chaos, for prosecution.

He said the President has charged the new service chiefs to reclaim all areas under the control of bandits, insurgents and kidnappers, kidnappers and all others involved in criminal activities across the country.

“We are not going to be blackmailed. The government has the responsibility to assert its will. Citizens can reside wherever they want to reside. Anybody who is a criminal should be brought to book.

“The president has also warned against ethnic profiling. We have enough of chaos. Any individual that thinks he can cause disunity should have a rethink,” he said.

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