An early morning fire outbreak yesterday razed some parts of Araromi Market at Agodi Gate, Ibadan, in Oyo State where used tyres and motor parts worth over N10 million were destroyed.
Mr. Abdul Azeez Ojo, chairman of the market, disclosed that the fire began at about 5:30a.m. According to him, the Fire Service was alerted and they responded promptly. Ojo, however, said a sizeable number of shops equipped with tyres and other goods were razed before the arrival of the fire fighters at around 6:00a.m.
“The Fire Service was able to put out the fire to avert more destruction, nevertheless, shop owners still suffered losses worth over N10 million. Two victims of the incident, Hassan Olanrewaju and Michael Ajayi, whose shops were razed, lamented the ugly incident. Read more