TRAGEDY struck in the ancient city of Kano following a morning fire on Tuesday, which razed the entire Information and Communications Technology centre and an administrative office at the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state.
The Federal Fire Service, Kano Command spokesman, Nura Maigida, who confirmed the incident, said no life was lost, adding that one man, who affected by the inferno, was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
It was learnt that the fire incident, which started at about 10 am, was believed to have been caused by a spark at the ICT centre of the complex.
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According to him, a distress call was put across to both the Federal and State Fire fighters immediately the fire started.
“On arrival, at different intervals, the combined team of the firefighters swung into action and within 30 minutes, the fire was brought under control,” he said.
He, however, regretted that before the fire was finally subdued, it had already wreaked havoc, as the entire equipment at the ICT had been consumed by the raging fire, which lasted for about two hours.
The spokesman listed the property destroyed at the ICT centre to include photocopying machines, tables of various sizes and text books.
All vehicles and other valuables within the INEC premises were said to have been moved out for safety.