Fire Razes Popular Oba Market In Benin (Photos)

Fire broke out on Monday morning at the popular Oba market in Benin, Edo State.

Although the cause of the fire has not been confirmed, it is said to have begun at midnight.

The Federal Fire Service Zone K tweeted,

“At about 1:00hrs this morning Men of Federal Fire Service Zone K Edo command turned out to combat a raging inferno at Oba market ring road Benin city Edo State. In attendance are Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air force, NPDC, and UNIBEN fire service.”

Federal Fire Service Zone K@fedfire_asaba
At about 1:00hrs this morning Men of Federal Fire Service Zone K Edo command turned out to combat a raging inferno at Oba market ring road Benin city Edo State. In attendance are Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air force, NPDC and Uniben fire service.@Fedfireng @ConnectEDO

The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report. It was gathered that there was no electricity supply at the time the fire broke out.

Police officers have cordoned off the road leading to the market.

In other news,Tankers explodes at Kara Bridge, causes diversion on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Following a fatal explosion involving four trailers on Sunday morning at Kara Bridge, the Federal Road Safety Corps has announced the diversion of traffic on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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