Goods worth millions of naira have been destroyed in a midnight fire that gutted the popular Oba Market in Benin City, Edo State.
The fire reportedly started in the early hours of Monday and burnt till the early hours of the day.
As at the time of filing this report, the actual source of the fire was yet to be confirmed but it is understood that there was no electricity supply to the market when the fire started.
According to Karibo Samson, Assistant Controller, Federal Fire Service, Asaba, they were able to put out the fire at about 6 am with help from the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Fire Service and Air Force Fire Service.
At the time of this report, the fire was still smothering, even as traders who lost their goods were seen crying over their loss.
See the video of the fire incident:
Oba market,Benin city is currently on fire 💔pic.twitter.com/3Z11mqXbay
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