2019: Sokoto experiences 572 fire disasters
From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
Sokoto State Fire Service Department says it has recorded eight deaths and saved 927 lives in 572 fire outbreak incidents in 2019.
The state Fire Prevention Officer, Malam Nuhu Lawal said property worth N4.5 million were lost while the agency was able to save N4.7 million property worth of valuables last year.
He blamed the fire incidents to have resulted from electrical faults and negligence, urging residents to embrace attitude of vigilance and safety measures.
Malam Lawal said the organisation has functional fire fighting vehicles, water trucks and back up and operational fire stations equipment with modern fire fighting tools within the Sokoto metropolis.