By Adewunmi Abodunrin,
A sugarcane field spanning about 30 hectares has been razed by fire which was reported to had gutted the field in Mai-Ramu village, Koko-Besse Local Government Area of Kebbi.
It was reported that the fire occurred on Thursday night in Koko and that crops worth millions of Naira were destroyed.
The Chairman, Koko-Besse Local Government Area, Shu’aibu Ibrahim, disclosed that even though fire was heavy, no life was lost during the incident as farmers were at still at home as at when the fire started.
Speaking at the scene of the incident, the Executive Director, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Rabiu Kamba, expressed concern on the level of damage recorded on field, just as he sympathized with the farmers on their losses.
“We sympathize with you and assure you that the state government will assist you to cushion the effect of the disaster,” he said.