The old Panteka market is one of the largest markets in Kaduna, in the early hours of Friday morning Traders and residence of Kaduna City woke up to the tragic news that the market was on fire. The fire started at about Midnight on Friday morning, properties worth billions of Naira have been lost so far in the fire.
Hours after the fire started residence and trades said that the fire service had not shown up to put the fire out. The distance between Panteka market and Kaduna State Government house is just about one kilometer, the State Fire Service is also about one Kilometer away from Panteka market. Individuals and shop owners have been trying their best to put out the fire but to no avail.
The Governor of Kaduna State Malam Nasir El-Rufai has since visited the site of the tragic incident. The cause of the fire is still unknown as at the moment.
Kada News Mag will bring you more details on this Story as it develops.