BREAKING: Anxiety as Fire Guts Popular Lagos Market, Video Emerges

BREAKING: Anxiety as Fire Guts Popular Lagos Market, Video Emerges

  • Some parts of the Olowu spare market in Lagos state, on Thursday morning, March 30, were razed by fire
  • The sad development was made known through a video shared on Twitter by a user who disclosed it was "another mysterious midnight market fire"
  • Some traders are already counting their losses as the goods lost to the fire are worth millions of naira

An emerging report by The Punch has it that on Thursday morning, March 30, fire gutted the Olowu spare parts market in Lagos state.

According to Vanguard, some shops engulfed by the inferno contained air-conditioners for sale, parts of vehicles, and motorcycles, among others.

Lagos market, Ikeja
Fire gut Olowu spare parts market in Ikeja, Lagos. Photo credit: @onyeochamedia
Source: Twitter

Man shares video of fire outbreak at Olowu market

Confirming the development, a Twitter user tweeted and shared a video, revealing what happened at the market in Ikeja, Lagos state.

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The Twitter user @onyeochamedia, tweeted:

"I got intelligence tip, about Lagos market fire. so i advised immediately. This is Olowu spare parts market, in Ikeja. Another mysterious midnight market fire, in Lagos. Another set of hardworking Igbo men & women, targeted."

Watch the video below as shared by a Twitter user:

Traders count their losses

The traders lost goods worth millions of naira to the fire outbreak.

The men of the Lagos State Fire Service and security operatives have commenced work at the scene to bring the situation under control.

Nigerians react to Olowu market fire

Nigerians took to the Facebook page of and reacted to the development.

Gloria Japhet Olebunne wrote:

"Is high time we start this development in our own land."

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Joel Okereke wrote:

"Come back and develop and put your house in other, I,g,b,o."

Mhizta Pleasure stated:

"Wickedness of the wicked."

Igwe Chihazie Victor said:

"Yoruba APC Fulani."

Anulika Okeke Chuks wrote:

"This is handi work of Yorubas."

Fire razes Balogun market in Lagos

Some parts of Balogun market on Lagos Island were gutted by fire. reported that on Tuesday, March 28, the fire affected a plaza where ladies’ shoes are sold in the popular market.

Firefighters from two divisions of Lagos Fire Service have been deployed to the scene to put out the fire, gathered.

Reacting to the development on his Twitter page, Jubril A. Gawat, @Mr_JAGs, senior special assistant (SSA) to the governor of Lagos state on new media, disclosed that firefighters were currently attending to the situation.


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