Goods, properties worth billions of naira destroyed as fire guts Sabo market in Oyo

Goods, properties worth billions of naira destroyed as fire guts Sabo market in Oyo

- Many traders are currently lamenting their losses in Oyo state over a fire incident that destroyed their shops

- The cause of the fire, according to the report, is still unknown as at the time of filing this

- Meanwhile, efforts to get the position of the police and fire service were unsuccessful

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Many people have lost their goods and property worth billions of naira in Oyo town. This was as a result of a late-night inferno that gutted Sabo market.

The fire, according to Premium Times, reportedly started around 10:00 pm and spread to most parts of the market.

Traders whose shops and valuables were caught in the fire were said to be lamenting and counting their losses.

Goods, property worth billions of naira destroyed as fire guts Sabo market in Oyo
A late night inferno has gutted Sabo market in Oyo town, Oyo state. Photo: @seyiamakinde
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The cause of the fire couldn’t be ascertained at the time of filing this report.

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Efforts to get the position of the police and Fire service on the incident proved abortive.

The director of operation, Oyo State Fire Service, Adeleke Ismail, and the state's police spokesperson, Olugbenga Fadeyi, were unavailable to comment.

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In another report, a popular timber market in the Marine Base axis of Port Harcourt, Rivers state was gutted by fire on Thursday, February 25. gathered that the fire began at midnight from the casket section of the market. The fire was seen in the wood section with many shops already destroyed.

This publication also gathers that no firefighters were on ground as machines, industrial woods and finished products were completely being consumed by the fire.

Meanwhile, suspected hoodlums have once again attacked a police facility in the southeast creating fear and panic among residents.

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Thugs on Thursday night, February 25, razed Aboh Mbaise divisional police headquarters in Imo state.

The attack caused policemen on duty, detained suspects, and natives to flee into nearby bushes as the hoodlums carried out the arson.

Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.


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