Thirty stalls were burnt in Sule-Tankarkar Market in Sule-Tankarkar Local Government Area of Jigawa State on Friday.
The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Corps in the state, Mr Muhammad Gidado, told newsmen in Dutse that the fire started at about 3pm.
He said it was caused by a lunatic who set fire close to the stalls.
Gidado added that it took men of the fire service more than 30 minutes to put out the fire.
“It took more than 30 minutes for men of the fire service and the NSCDC and other residents of the area to put out the fire,” he said.
The commandant advised people to be mindful and extra careful of lunatics who roam the markets and residential areas. NAN