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Fire Guts Popular Lagos Market, Properties Worth Millions Destroyed

A fire early Wednesday morning gutted the popular Ajao market in the Ajao area of Lagos State, destroying properties worth millions of naira.

The cause of the fire incident that started at around 1 am is yet to be ascertained.

It was gathered that the inferno started around a shopping mall close to the market before extending into the main Ajao market and some adjoining buildings.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) spokesperson, Nosa Okubor, said no casualty has been recorded yet.

He said: “It started around 1 am but we are there already. From all indications, the Ajao Main Market has a small shopping mall and from what we gathered, the fire started from the shopping mall and extended to the main market and affected some adjoining buildings.

“But the LASEMA Response Team and other stakeholders, including the Lagos State Fire Service and the police are already on ground to quell the fire. No casualty has been recorded for now.”

LASEMA and men of the Nigeria Police Force are on ground to manage the situation.

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