The Maiduguri Monday market has been completely destroyed by fire.
The inferno which started in the early hours of Sunday is still raging as at 9 am .
Operatives of Federal, state and University of Maiduguri fire services are battling to put out the fire, however lack of access to the main market and surging crowd have hindered the operations.
Military, Police and other security agencies have also been deployed around the market to control the crowd and prevent looting of property.
When Radio Nigeria visited the scene, many traders were seen traying to salvage their remaining property.
In an interview, Zonal Coordinator National Emergency Management Agency NEMA Alhaji Usman Aji said all the emergency and security agencies are making effort to put the fire under control.
He said at the moment, there was no reported cases of casualty, calling on traders and residents to remain calm.
Some of traders interviewed said they are still In state of shock as they have lost all their property.