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Jigawa: 16 lives lost, valuable assets destroyed in fire outbreaks: Official

The fire service said it received 363 calls, out of which 32 were false alarms, within the last three months.

• November 20, 2020
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No fewer than 16 lives and properties worth N200 million were lost to fire in Jigawa between August and November 2020, Haruna Aliyu, the director of the state’s fire service, told NAN on Friday in Dutse.

Mr. Aliyu also said the service saved 118 lives and properties worth N332 million in various operations in the state during the period.

He said that the service received 363 calls during the period, out of which 32 were false alarm calls.

The director advised residents of the state to always switch off home electrical appliances before going to bed, or leaving the office at the close of work.

He also urged parents and guardians to caution their children or wards against reckless use of matches or other fire igniters to avert fire outbreaks.

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