An early morning fire on Tuesday destroyed houses in Barebari village in Ringin Local Government Area of Jigawa.
The incident was confirmed by the Executive Secretary Emergency Managemnet Agency, Alhaji Sani Yusuf.
According to Yusuf, the cause of the fire which lasted for about 6 hours is yet to be ascertained.
Speaking with Journalist, Yusuf noted that the inferno destroyed almost the whole of the village.
He said; “The fire destroyed almost the whole of the village, including animals and food stuff. Over 60 houses were razed by the fire. The fire began around 11 a.m. and lasted up to 6 p.m.
“Though we are not concerned with the number of houses, animals or foodstuff destroyed, but how we can assist victims immediately is what we are discussing right now. We plan to provide them with relief materials, including shelter and feeding.
“After that, that is when we will begin to ascertain the cause of the fire and the level of damages caused,” he added.
He also added that the assistance would be provided to ease the hardship and suffering f the victims.
He said that no one died in the incident but that investigation into the incident had commenced.
“Fortunately, no loss of human life was recorded in the incident several livestock and foodstuff were destroyed by the fire,” Yusuf said.