Fire razes 45 shops in Ibadan spare parts market

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

A midnight fire incident has destroyed goods worth millions of naira affecting about 45 shops in the popular Araromi Spare Parts Market in Ibadan, Oyo State.

It was gathered that the incident occurred around 2am on Saturday as a result of the indiscriminate burning of refuse.

Confirming the incident on Saturday morning, the General Manager of the State Fire Service, Rev. Canon Yemi Akinyinka said that men of the command were able to quench the fire around 5 a.m.

“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 reigniting. I am 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 are involved.”