50 persons killed in fire outbreaks in Katsina State | The Guardian Nigeria News

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Alhaji AbdulKarim Sirika the Katsina State Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Home Affairs, said on Friday that about 50 persons had lost their lives in various fire outbreaks in Katsina State in 2020.

Sirika made the disclosure at a media briefing in Katsina and added that the review of the fire incidents was from January to date.

He said that the firefighters rescued 95 persons and saved property estimated at millions of Naira during the period under review.

According to Sirika, the fire service department received over 906 fire calls during the period.
The commissioner said the government had spent N10.7 million on the purchase of fire fighting equipment, chemicals, and uniforms for fire officers.

“N15.6 million was also expended on the repairs and servicing of 11 Fire Engines to enhance operations of firefighters in the state, “the commissioner said.

Sirika further said that the government purchased communication gadgets and complete sets of the audiovisual…



Source: Guardian Newspaper