Goods and property worth millions of naira have been destroyed in a mid night fire incident at Atakumosa central market ilesa, Osun state

The fire outbreak, according to eye witnesses started at the post office section of the market some minutes past 2 o’clock this morning .

Officers and men of the federal and osun state fire service made frantic efforts to prevent the fire from spreading to other parts of the market.

The combined team of men and officers from Ayeso A’ division and Ijamo B’ division were also on ground to prevent looting during the rescue mission, While some owners and sympathizers were making effort to salvage some goods.

Though the fire was brought under control around 4 o’clock in the morning, an officer of the state fire service who preferred anonymity said the cause was yet to be ascertained.

Affected most were boutique, food stuff and provision shops

Efforts to speak with shop owners as at the time of filing this report was unsuccessful.



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