Fire Razes Market In Ibadan

A fire on Friday gutted a popular plank market in Ibadan, destroying goods worth millions of naira.

The inferno was said to have destroyed 100 shops and several equipments.

It was gathered that the inferno, which was said to have started at about 2a.m., could have burnt the whole market and nearby houses, but for the intervention of the Oyo State Fire Service.

Abiodun Odude, the state commissioner of Police, among others, visited the market to popularly called Igbajo plank market at Alaro area of Sango, to ascertain the level of damage.

Adekunle Ajisebutu, the spokesman of the state Police Command, assured traders of security and adequate investigation of the fire incident, but said the cause of the inferno is not known yet.

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