Lagos Market on fire
By Our Reporter
Fire has destroyed goods worth millions of naira in a market at Adeniji Adele, Lagos Island area of Lagos on Sunday.
The fire which began around 3:13am on Sunday has left traders gnashing their teeth and bemoaning their losses as 14 shops and 16 kiosks were razed in the inferno.
Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said upon arrival of the LASEMA’s Response Team, it was revealed that the inferno emanated from an unknown shop as a result of electrical/power surge, thereby escalating to other shops on the array lines.
He said “A total number of sixteen (16) kiosks and fourteen (14) shops were affected by the inferno whilst the rest of the shops were salvaged.
“Properties and goods were salvaged by the Emergency Responders (Federal Fire, LASG Fire, Nigeria Police and the LASEMA Response Team) as efforts were made to put out the inferno completely,”