The Ekiosa market in Benin City has been razed by fire. According to the Nation, a huge part of the market was gutted by the fire on Sunday, December 22.
Ekiosa is known as a bustling market where foodstuffs such as rice and beans brought from outside Edo state, as well as locally grown food items like yams, melons, vegetables, etc. are sold at quite affordable rates.
However, at the time of writing this, Legit.ng could not establish what led to the inferno nor the extent of damage it has caused both in terms of lives and properties.
Meanwhile, rescue operations are still ongoing as at the time of filing this report.
Also recall that that Legit.ng had reported that popular Balogun market in Lagos state caught fire with a lot of properties lost to flames.
Legit.ng reported that field officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and Lagos State Fire Service deployed to quench the flames.
The only official response of the police command in the state on the tragic development has been silence so far.
This is coming few weeks after the residents of Onitsha witnessed a fire accident which was caused by a tanker laden with petrol. The tanker was said to have rammed into buildings in an Onitsha market, spilled its contents in the neigborhood and sparked a fire that ravaged buildings, and destroyed goods worth millions of Naira.
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