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Kano State Fire Service saves 77 lives, N820m goods in one month

The Kano State Fire Service on Friday said it had saved 77 lives and property worth N820 million from 108 fire incidents in April.

The Kano Fire Service’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Alhaji Saidu Muhammed, disclosed in a statement in Kano.

Muhammed said that 26 died and property worth N254 million were destroyed by fire within the period.

He noted that the service received 54 rescue calls and 15 false alarms from residents.

He attributed the incidents to road accidents, open water, wells,  and the use of inferior electrical materials; use of boiling rings, as well as poor handling of electrical appliances and cooking gas.

The PRO advised the general public to always handle fire with care to avoid inferno.

He implored parents and the general public to warn their children from going to the local swimming ponds.

Meanwhile, the Police Command in the State has arrested and prosecuted 413 violators and impounded 98 vehicles in one week, following the enforcement of total lockdown operations to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Habu Ahmad, told newsmen on Thursday in Kano State that the violators were held for disobeying interstate movement restriction order.

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