The mysterious inferno started around 11am and burnt until 6pm, on Tuesday, in Baderayi village, destroying properties.
Executive Secretary State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Sani Yusuf confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the State’s Capital, Dutse, on Wednesday.
“The fire destroyed almost the whole of the village, including animals and foodstuff. Over 60 houses were razed by the fire. The fire began around 11 a.m. and lasted up to 6 p.m.
“Though we are not concerned with the number of houses, animals or foodstuff destroyed, but how we can assist victims immediately is what we are discussing right now. We plan to provide them with relief materials, including shelter and feeding.
“After that, that is when we will begin to ascertain the cause of the fire and the level of damages caused,” he said.
Fortunately, no loss of human life was recorded in the incident except for several livestock and foodstuff