Fire razed several shops on Friday night in Kaduna State, sending shops owners who are mostly foodstuff traders weeping profusely over the loss.
The fire which started at about 1 am, at Narayi Bus stop area of Kaduna city, according to eyewitness, began from a shop where building materials were stored.
Eyewitness said that, there was an electric surge, but power in the area went off immediately, adding that the possibility of an electric fault causing the fire could not be ruled out.
The fire was said to have spread to adjourning shops and razed them down completely, with some shops believed to be storing inflammable substances.
The inflammable substances were said to have further inflamed the fire to the extent that by the time fire fighters arrived, it was too late to save the…