Fire Guts Idumota Market in Lagos, Destroys Goods Worth Millions

Fire Guts Idumota Market in Lagos, Destroys Goods Worth Millions

  • Some shops in the Nnamdi Azikiwe and Docemo section of the Idumota market in Lagos state were gutted by fire
  • The fire outbreak affected two two-storey structures and one three-storey building, mainly for selling clothes, bags and shoes
  • The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service director, Margaret Adeseye, said the agency received a call about the fire at 07:41 am

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Lagos state - A fire outbreak has razed some shops in the Nnamdi Azikiwe and Docemo section of the Idumota Market in Lagos state.

It was gathered that the fore incident started in the early morning of Wednesday, March 20, and it affected three buildings.

Fire guts Idumota market in Lagos
Idumota Market gutted by fire on Wednesday morning Photo credit:@Asiwaju_Ikorodu
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The fire incident destroyed goods worth millions of Naira in the two two-storey structures and one three-storey building majorly for selling clothes, bags and shoes, Channels Television reported.

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The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service boss, Margaret Adeseye, said the cause of the Fire is yet to be determined and that casualties have also not been confirmed at this time.

As reported by The Nation, she said firefighters have been deployed to mitigate the situation effectively.

Adeseye explained that at 07:41 am, the agency received a call and emergency services swiftly mobilised to salvage the situation.

“The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, and investigations are ongoing. Casualties have not been confirmed at this time. We urge residents to cooperate with emergency personnel and avoid the area for their safety.”

Similarly, on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, a fire incident affected a plaza where ladies’ shoes are sold in Balogun market on Lagos Island.

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Firefighters from two divisions of Lagos Fire Service were deployed to the scene to put out the fire.

Fire Guts Popular Lagos Market

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that on Thursday morning, March 30, fire gutted the Olowu spare parts market in Lagos state.

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

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

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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