Goods worth millions of naira have been reportedly destroyed as fire gutted Araromi spare parts market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
According to reports, the incident occurred around 2 am on Saturday, January 14, 2023, 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.
“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.