About 100 houses have been burnt in Soro town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State, following the outbreak of a mysterious fire.
Acting District Head of Soro, Alhaji Muhammad Kilishi, who disclosed this in an interview with Vanguard in Bauchi, said residents in the local government were yet to know the cause of the fire.
Kilishi said: “This fire is quite mysterious because it was not caused by an electrical fault or bush burning. We just noticed that fire from nowhere started burning and before we knew it, it had started destroying houses.
“This incident started mysteriously about a month ago, but no life has been lost since the outbreak. I do not know the meaning of this strange fire which cannot be tied to a cause.
“Maybe it is a spiritual attack or something else; I cannot say for now. It is just that it is quite abnormal for a fire to appear from nowhere and start destroying property in the communities.”
The district head said though no loss of life was recorded in the fire, property worth millions of Naira were destroyed.
He thanked the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, for rendering assistance to the victims of the mysterious fire and urged other government agencies and non-governmental organizations to come to the aid of the victims.
A victim, Murtala Shehu of Unguwar Fada Soro, called for prayers.