Massive Inferno Takes Over Popular Abuja Market for the 4th time

Massive Inferno Takes Over Popular Abuja Market for the 4th time

  • For the umpteenth time, Karimo Market, a popular economic hub in Abuja, went into flames that damaged a lot of goods
  • Sources and eyetwitnesses claimed that the fire, the cause of which is yet unknown, started in the morning of Thursday
  • A trader in the market identified as Sunday, said the flames erupted from one shop and started spreading to others

FCT, Abuja - A famous popular market in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Karimo was ravaged by flames on Thursday, March 31, with no details on the cause of the inferno.

Speaking to The Nation on Thursday, a trader called Sunday, disclosed that the inferno started from a shop and spread to others.

Karimo Market in Abuja
Goods worth millions of naira were lost to the fire (Photo: Opinion Nigeria)
Source: UGC

Sunday said:

“Traders have started counting their losses and salvaging what was left of their goods.”

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It was gathered that properties and goods worth millions were lost to the fire, Punch added.

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The ministry of finance had reacted to the report of a fire outbreak in its headquarters at the Central Business District of Abuja, Nigeria's capital city.

A statement put out by the ministry via its official Twitter page debunked reports that the building was on fire.

The ministry, however, said that contrary to reports of a fire outbreak in its headquarters there was an incident on the corridor in the basement.

The unsigned statement with picture inset which was seen by said the incident involved an isolated batter pack.

It added:

"It was quickly put out by the security personnel on duty. #FinMinNigeria."

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Eyewitnesses close to the CBD area said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

However, it was reported that operatives of the Fire Service of Nigeria were already at the scene of the incident to put out the fire.

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