- Many shops and properties in Ajao market were destroyed by a fire outbreak
- The inferno started in the early hours of Wednesday, July 1
- The cause of the fire is yet unknown neither has it been confirmed if any casualty was recorded
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The popular Ajao market in Lagos state was on Wednesday, July 1, destroyed by a terrible fire outbreak which started in the very early hours of the day.
It was gathered that the flames started from a shopping mall which spread to other parts of the market, destroying properties worth a lot of money.
Confirming the development, the spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor, said that no casualty has been recorded yet.
Okunbor said: “There is a fire outbreak there. It started around 1am but we are there already. From all indications, the Ajao Main Market has a small shopping mall and from what we gathered, the fire started from the shopping mall and extended to the main market and affected some adjoining buildings."
He added that personnel of the state's fire service and some policemen were on ground to contain the situation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the famous Oba Market in Benin had been razed by a fire outbreak which started in the early hours of Monday, June 22 (precisely by 12.05am) till 6am.
Although the flames have been quenched by men of the state's fire service, a lot of properties and a large section of the commercial hub were destroyed leading to pain and despair of shop owners.
The tragic development was confirmed by the assistant controller of the federal fire service in Asaba, Delta state, Samson Karibo.
Also, what could have boomeranged into tragedy was thankfully averted when a fire outbreak hit the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday, June 4.
Mallam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, confirming the fire incident described the situation as minor.
The presidential aide said the incident was caused by an electrical spark in the afternoon at a store near the State House Chapel in the Presidential Villa.
According to Shehu, Aso Rock would have been razed to the ground had it not been for the timely intervention of vigilant members of staff on the premises.
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