By Shuaibu Zubair Tatu, Birnin Kebbi
Fire gutted Kebbi State Central Medical Store and leaving goods and drugs worth millions of naira destroyed in the inferno on Thursday evening in Birnin Kebbi.
The Authority correspondent gathered that the medical store was where the main medical items and drugs belonging to the state government are kept.
The fire which lasted up to four hours consumed medical items and drugs worth millions of naira as well as the building where the medical items were stored.
The Kebbi State Governor , Alh. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu who physically engaged in the effort to quench the fire and evacuation of some of the items salvaged from the inferno described the incident as a ‘ tragic development’.
Bagudu ” This evening there was s tragic fire incident at the Central Medical Store but was brought under control by the heroic effort of our state fire service and that of Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport supported by security officials, Ministry of Health and it’s employees “.
The governor also commended the efforts of some good Samaritans while thanking the Chief of Staff, SSG, Commissioners of Health, Works, Police, Director SSS, the Commandant of NSCDC and members of the media for their supportive roles in the evacuation of some medical items and in helping to put out the fire.
Although the cause of the fire was still unknown, the Governor however attributed it to the will of God ” It is what God has destined ”, he said.