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Properties Destroyed As Fire Guts Popular Lagos Market

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Properties Destroyed As Fire Guts Popular Lagos Market

Properties were destroyed and goods worth millions of naira burnt into ashes in a fire incident in Balogun market, Lagos State.

Naija News reports that the incident occurred on Thursday as traders began to display their wares in anticipation of the festive season sales.

The cause of the fire is unknown at the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, operatives of the Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested four (4) suspects in connection with the abduction and gruesome killing of the late Mrs Nneka Nwanyi-Sunday Emeh Kalu.

Naija News understands that Mrs Kalu was earlier reported missing and later found dead in a cassava farm on 29th August, 2021 in Ngugworo Community in Nguzu Edda in Afikpo South, Ebonyi State.

The suspects arrested are; Irem Ifeanyi Mbah, Igwe Anya Chima, Okorie Okam and Emeh Kalu – the husband of the deceased and the principal suspect.

According to a statement by Force spokesperson, CP Frank Mba, the suspects are within the age bracket of 25 – 40yrs and all native of Nguzu Edda village in Afikpo South Local Council Area of Ebonyi State.

Mba stated that the Force, while condoling the family of the deceased for the unfortunate loss, enjoined families and relatives to be their “brother’s keeper” and provide prompt information to the Police that would assist in proactively containing crimes and all forms of gender-based violence.



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