BREAKING: Many shops destroyed as fire guts another popular market in Ibadan

Many shops have been reportedly destroyed as another popular market was razed by fire in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

The fire incident at the Basorun Market was said to have started late Thursday night, January 19, 2023.

Men of the fire service have put out the fire as traders scrambled to salvage what is left.

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This comes barely a week after goods worth millions of naira were destroyed as fire gutted Araromi spare parts market in Ibadan.

The incident was said to have been caused as a result of the burning of refuse.

Oyo State Fire Service General Manager, Rev. Canon Yemi Akinyinka confirmed the development saying about 45 shops were affected.

He added that the men of the command were able to quench the fire around 5 a.m. on Saturday.

Akinyinka said; “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.

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“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. About 45 shops”.

The incident is coming a few weeks after a tanker lost control and burst into flames in Ibadan.

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