Fire has razed about five villages in Kiyawa Local Government Area if Jigawa State, destroying properties worth millions of naira.
The fire started On Sunday, consuming houses, livestock, animals, farm products, and other valuables in its path.
As of the time of writing this report, no lives has been recorded despite some family members reportedly missing.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed this in a statement to Channels Television on Tuesday.
“No loss of lives recorded so far, but some of the family members suspected to have run for their lives are missing,” the terse statement read.
A team of firefighters and policemen from state, federal, and airport fire services arrived at the scene to combat the blaze.
The Director of the State Fire Service, Ibrahim Abdullahi Gumel, blamed the fire on the burning of bamboo kept in the villages by unknown individuals.
He advised people to avoid burning bushes and refuse centres near villages during this dry season.
“We urge people to be more cautious with fire and avoid burning bushes and refuse centres in or near their villages,” he said.
The affected villagers are now counting their losses, as the inferno consumed everything in its path. The incident has left many families devastated and without shelter.
As the investigation into the cause of the fire continues, authorities are reminding residents to be vigilant and take extra precautions to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
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