Fire destroys 75 hectares of Rice farm in Bauchi

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An inferno has engulfed and razed down nothing less than 75hectares of rice farm in Bauch state.

According to reports, the incident happened at Liman, Katagum along Dass Road, in Bauch Local government area of the state and belongs to two investors, a Director of Futlink West Africa Limited, Nasiru Mohammed, and one Auwal Mohammed.

Confirming the incident, Ahmed Mohammed who is the supervisor of the fa said the fire lasted for two hours destroying crops worth millions.

“the fire was vicious, aided by dry leaves and wind. This farm has provided employment for over 1,000 youths in the state, so we are calling on stakeholders in the state to come to the aid of the investors, who have lost their source of livelihood.” Mohammed said.

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