Over 523 fire outbreaks were recorded in Sokoto this year-DG Sokoto fire service.

The Director-General of Sokoto state fire service Murtala Mohammad said five hundred and twenty three fire outbreaks were recorded in Sokoto this year.

Murtala Mohammad, disclosed this at the one-day interactive meeting of relevant stakeholders in disaster management organized by the National Emergency Management Agency, Sokoto Operation Office.

According to him a death of a minor was recorded in one of the incidents.

Also speaking, the Director-General of the state Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Haliru, said government had purchased and distributed relief materials worth millions of naira to some victims of floods, fire disasters and banditry in the state.

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