Nigeria: Official Says Zamfara Fire Department Records 767 Fire Outbreaks in 2020

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The Acting Director, Zamfara State Fire Department, Abdullahi Jibbo, has said the state fire service had recorded no fewer than 767 fire outbreaks across the state in 2020.

Jibbo reportedly revealed this last Thursday, during a live interview with newsmen at Gusau, Zamfara state.

According to him, all the consequent reports of fire incidents to various state headquarters and local government offices were adequately brought under control within the limit of time.

Cases of Fire Outbreak in the State

Also, Jibbo noted that out of the 767 fire incidents in 2020, the state capital, Gusau, had the highest cases. According to him, the state capital had 237 outbreaks; Kaura Namoda recorded 116; Talata Mafara had 112; Tsafe 85; Gummi 77; Anka 56. Too, Shinkafi had recorded 36 cases of fire outbreak.

In a similar way, Bungudu had 32, while Bakura and Maru had recorded 28 cases each. Others were Nasarawa, which recorded cases 13; Birnin Magaji had 11 incidents; Kasuwa, Maradun, and Daji had 10 cases each. Also, reports revealed that Zurmi, Dansadau, and Bukkuyum had 8, 6 and 4, respectively.

Furthermore, Jibbo remarked that 2020 had the highest cases of fire outbreaks in the state within the decade. According to him, this was as a result of the carelessness of the people in managing their electric appliances.

Jimbo: Fire Service Officials to Start Enforcement Campaign

Speaking further, he stressed that many people using electric appliances in their homes, business places, and offices did not always follow the guidelines aimed at curtailing fire outbreaks.

However, Jibbo called on the attention of the populace. He urged everyone to abstain from any act that could result in fire outbreaks. Also, he asked market managers and authorities to enforce preventive regulations in all markets and stick by them at all times.

Too, he warned residents against keeping petroleum products in their homes. According to him, such could result in fire outbreaks. Too, he noted that fire officials would start an enforcement campaign. According to Jibbo, the aim of the campaign is to make sure people obey fire prevention guidelines, especially in their business places

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