An early morning fire that ravaged the Otukpo main market in Benue State on Monday has destroyed goods worth several millions of naira.
According to information gathered, the inferno started around 4 am and destroyed several goods and shops.
A quick intervention of the fire service team who successfully put out the fire, prevented further damage by the fire.
The Chairman of Otukpo LGA, Hon. George Alli confirmed the incident to Daily Post, noting that an assessment of the situation is ongoing and further information will be made available later.
“The fire started at about 4am but was put out by the fire service here.
“Unlike before where the damage would be massive, we were able to put it out as the effect was not that massive.
“Our team is on ground taking census of the level of damages and I am sure before 12noon we would be able to know the number of shops and good affected,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Otukpo market fire is coming barely 24 hours after the report of the massive explosion which rocked Abule Ado in Lagos State on Sunday, killing up to 17 persons and destroying about 200 houses as well as several other properties.
Source: Naija News