FIRE razed over 60 house and destroyed grains silos, livestock and domestic materials in Barebari village in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa.
Reports from the state indicated that the mysterious fire started at about 11 a.m. till after 6pm of last Tuesday.
Confirming the incident the executive secretary Jigawa State Emergency Relief Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Sani Yusuf Babura said “the cause of the fire, which lasted over seven hours is yet to be ascertained”.
The executive secretary explained that “the inferno razed the whole village and destroyed almost all the grain silos and livestock of the village”.
According to Babura “the situation is very sympathetic, as all the farm product produced in the last rainy season by the villager, livestock and other domestic items had been lost to the fire”.
“The fire destroyed almost the whole of the village, including animals and foodstuff. Over 60 houses were razed by the fire. The fire began around 11 a.m. and lasted up to 6 p.m.
“Though we are not concerned with the number of houses, animals or foodstuff destroyed, but how we can assist victims immediately is what we are discussing right now. We plan to provide them with relief materials, including shelter and feeding.
“After that, that is when we will begin to ascertain the cause of the fire and the level of damages caused,” he said.
The executive secretary added that the assistance would be provided in order to ease the hardship and suffering of the victims.
He said that no one died in the incident but that investigation into the incident had commenced.
“Fortunately, no loss of human life was recorded in the incident several livestock and foodstuff were destroyed by the fire,” Yusuf added.