Araromi spare parts market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital was in the early hours of Saturday gutted by fire, destroying goods worth millions of naira in at least 10 shops.
NEWS BREAK reports that the market is one of the major markets in Ibadan.
This newspaper learnt that the fire incident started around 2 a.m.
The General Manager (GM) of the Oyo State Fire Service, Yemi Akinyinka, while confirming the incident to the press on Saturday morning said his men were able to put out the fire around 5 a.m.
“Our men are at Araromi Market Agodi Gate since 2:30 a.m. where they are putting off the fire caused by indiscriminate refuse burning.
“The fire was suppressed at 5:00 a.m. Cooling down operation is ongoing to suppress reignition. On my way for on-the-spot assessment.
“I cannot say specifically the number of shops now, you know it is an emergency. It started in the night,” Akinyinka said.
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