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Kano Fire Service Saves 163 Lives, N591.5m Property In 3 Months


Kano, – The Kano State Fire Service said it saved 163 lives and property worth N591.5million from January to March.

The Director of the Service, Alhaji Hassan Ahmed-Muhammed, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Kano.

According to him, 27 persons lost their lives, while property worth N197.6 million were destroyed by fire during the period.

“The Service responded to 125 rescue calls and 37 false alarms from residents of the state within the period.

“Some of the service rescue include: flooding, rescue from collapse buildings, road accidents, animal rescue, assistance women in labour to hospitals, among others,”he said.

The director attributed causes of fire incidents to carelessness, use of sub-standard electrical appliances and illegal connection of electricity among others.

He advised the general public to handle fire incidents with care and as well abide by traffic laws to avoid road accidents.

Ahmed-Muhammed urged road users to give way whenever there is an emergency for them to be able to get to rescue team on time. (NAN)(

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