A mysterious fire has destroyed houses in Barebari village in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sani Yusuf , the Executive Secretary State Emergency Management Agency confirmed .
Yusuf said the cause of the fire , which lasted between 11: 00 a . m . and 6 :00 p. m . on Tuesday, has yet to be ascertained.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Dutse that the inferno destroyed almost the whole of the village .
“ The fire destroyed almost the whole of the village , including animals and foodstuff .
Over 60 houses were razed by the fire .
The fire began around 11: 00 a . m . and lasted up to 6 : 00 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 said .
The executive secretary added that the assistance would be provided in order to ease the hardship and suffering of 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 but several livestock and foodstuff were destroyed by the fire , ” Yusuf added .