Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, has identified with traders of Yan Kifi Market in Kano following a fire disaster that hit them on Saturday.

No fewer than 50 shops and 30 containers of fish were razed by fire at Yan Kifi Market in Kano State, with goods worth millions of naira destroyed.

According to spokesperson of the president, Garba Shehu, Buhari, who said he was deeply touched by the disaster, noted that the reported loss of a large number of shops and containers “is economically destabilizing for the victims.”

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“This fire disaster is an incalculable set-back for the victims who have lost what they laboured for,” adding that he felt their pains with the greatest sense of empathy.

“Regardless of our social status, we are connected by our common humanity, and therefore, as a leader, I fully understand what this unfortunate fire incident meant for the lives of the victims and their families,” he said in a statement.

The President also sympathised with the entire people of Kano State over the fire disaster, and prayed to Almighty Allah to turn their losses into greater blessings.

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