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Harmattan: Community leader warns against indiscriminate bush burning


Dutse – The Head of Warwade community in Jigawa, Alhaji Ado Musa, on Tuesday, advised residents against bush burning and careless use of fire during the harmattan period.

The community head gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.

He said that the advice became necessary in order to avoid fire disasters during the dry season, as most of the houses in the community were thatched and could easily catch fire.

Musa explained that the traditional council would continue to sensitise the public on the dangers posed by the harmattan winds, especially as they relate to fire.

“People must be careful while burning bushes, particularly now that the farmers are harvesting their produce.

“They must avoid indiscriminate setting of bushes ablaze in the name of preparing their farmlands for another farming season.

“Because fire, particularly during the harmattan, can escalate and consume valuables, including houses and even human lives, if care is not taken,’’ he warned.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]

He further advised housewives and local food vendors in the area to ensure that they quench the fire they used to cook, to avoid any fire outbreak.

“Housewives and those selling food items must also ensure that they quench the fire they use after cooking,” he added.

According to him, people must also be careful while using candles and lanterns in their homes, as they are capable of igniting fire.

“We are advising people to also be careful when using candles and kerosene lanterns, as they have the capacity to ignite fires.

“Also, people should endeavour to switch off electrical appliances before leaving their houses to avoid fire that can happen as a result of power surge,’’ he added. (NAN)

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