Properties worth billions of naira have been destroyed by fire at Katsina central market.
Fire fighters battled to contain the inferno which started around 8:30a.m on Monday.
The inferno had destroyed property worth billions of Naira, mostly belonging to traders selling clothings, shoes, kitchen utensils, carpets, plastics among others.
Some of the traders affected said they had no idea how the fire started, but added that they had lost everything in their shops to the fire.
Harisu Abdullahi, whose shop was among those destroyed, said it was difficult to ascertain the cause of the fire, and has left everything in the hands of Allah.
Aminu Ibrahim, another victim, who said his shops were burnt to ashes, noted that fire fighters were unable to reach areas where the fire started, because the access road had been blocked by shops.
Ibrahim Alaramma, another victim, who sells kitchen utensils, said that he lost everything to the fire.
Mr Alaramma added that 10 of his brothers also lost everything to the fire.
The traders urged the government and other philanthropists to come to their aid as the fire had destroyed their source of livelihood.