Properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed in a fire accident at the Araromi spare parts market in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The fire which broke out in the early hours of Saturday, January 14, gutted over 45 shops at the major market.
Efforts were made by the fire service who were unable to put out the fire not until 5:00am.
Commenting on the fire incident, was the General Manager of the Oyo State Fire Service, Rev. Canon Yemi Akinyinka, who blamed the incident on indiscriminate burning of refuse.
He said: “Our men are at Araromi Market Agodi Gate since 2:30 a.m. where they are putting off the fire caused by indiscriminate refuse burning.
“The fire was suppressed at 5:00 a.m. Cooling down operation is ongoing to suppress re-ignition. On my way for on the spot assessment.
“I cannot say specifically the number of shops now, you know it is an emergency. It started in the night. About 45 shops.”