Katsina State main market, popularly called Central Market, was on Monday morning gutted by fire and properties worth millions of naira were believed to have been lost during the incident.
It was learnt that the inferno started around 8am. and continued to ravage shops at the market, as some yet to be affected traders trooped out to evacuate their goods before the raging fire reached their shops.
The source of the incident and level of damage could not be ascertained as at press time, but some eyewitnesses said that hundreds of shups were burnt to ashes.
A combined team of Katsina State Fire Service, Federal Fire Service and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) were battling to put out the fire.
Below are some photos and videos from the scene.
Innalillahi wa'inna ilaihirraji'un we are soliciting for your prayers pls🙏🏻😭 fire 🔥 out break just now in katsina central market all our work place is still on fire. we need ur prayers dan Allah🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/P8r5ClxAQ1
— B O S T I N G__ (@M_bosting) March 22, 2021
Conflagration at katsina central market now.ya Allah see them through 😭😭🙏 pic.twitter.com/XDHuKas0iG
— Rabiu Labaran (@princerabson) March 22, 2021
Video: Fire guts popular Katsina Central Market. pic.twitter.com/W1YZM2uC9L
— FO 💫 (@FitilaOnline) March 22, 2021
Katsina Central Market On Fire
— rasheed adesola (@rasheedadesola2) March 22, 2021
Four hours after the fire outbreak at Katsina Central Market, fire fighters are still battling to put off the inferno which destroyed unspecified number of shops and stalls.
No life was lost, property and cash worth millions of naira were destroyed. pic.twitter.com/LbNwYRrZcG
— NTA International (@NTAinternation1) March 22, 2021
VIDEO: Fire guts Katsina Central Market pic.twitter.com/YUSbhmaJBs
— The Nation Nigeria (@TheNationNews) March 22, 2021
Innalillahi wainna ilaihi rajiun!
News reaching us on the fire outbreak at Katsina Central Market, with goods worth millions consumed and so many shops burnt down to ashes. May God replace the lost wealth and grant the owners and Katsina people the strength to bear the lose! pic.twitter.com/KB80aPZVzD
— M S Ingawa (@MSIngawa) March 22, 2021
Innalillahi katsina central market is on fire out break 🔥🔥🔥ya allah grant them patient to bear the loses and brought them best to occupied their losses Ameen .. pic.twitter.com/xE8qiIO0a1
— Àl~àmmêên (@LamoohSani) March 22, 2021
Fire outbreak at Katsina Central Market😭😭
We need your Prayers… pic.twitter.com/IYJMV56d1z
— TC14 (@fahad_yusoof) March 22, 2021
Innalillahi wa'inna illaihir raji'un!
Katsina Central Market is on fire for over 4hrs and it still continue increasing. Billions of naira are burning.😭@atiku @BashirAhmaad @AishaYesufu @Ladyposhhhhh @Waspapping_ @dadeen__ pic.twitter.com/ViL1zKdSd3
— Malam Salihu Bamle (@SalihuAmumini) March 22, 2021
Innalillahi wa Inna ilaihi rajiun 😱
THIS IS BABBAN LAYI, KATSINA CENTRAL MARKET CURRENTLY ON FLAME … Your supplications are highly needed. 😢😢 pic.twitter.com/zTU2FQDzgN
— BAPPA ALMU.🐦 (@bappaalmu) March 22, 2021
BREAKING: Fire guts Katsina Central Market. pic.twitter.com/T7apFQ7rpF
— The Tangible Talk (@TheTangibleTalk) March 22, 2021
KanyiDaily had also reported how an early morning fire razed down the building material market in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.