A fire broke out at a filling station in Marke Town, Kaugama Local Government Area, Jigawa State, killing seven persons.
On Monday, April 4, about 6 p.m., an incident occurred at the Al-masfa Global Enterprise Nigeria Ltd filling station.
The fire, which started on Monday morning, devoured a structure that serves as an administrative block and housing for station staff, according to an eyewitness.
According to him, the fire started while they were sleeping, and seven people died as a result.
ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam, a spokesperson for the State Police Command, verified the occurrence, saying that when police received the information, a team of officers raced to the location and transported the bodies and victims to Hadejia General Hospital.
Shiisu said six persons lost their lives on the spot while another victim died while receiving treatment.
He identified those who died as Nasiru Umar Garki, Abdulkadir Nura, Dahawi Garin Babale, Hamza Adamu, Sulaiman Garin Babale, Idris Adamu Jamaga and Salisu Garin Babale.
Shiisu said the cause of the fire is not known and an investigation is ongoing.