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General News of Wednesday, 1 July 2020


Ajao market razed by fire, properties worth millions destroyed

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The popular Ajao market in the Ajao area of Lagos State was gutted by fire around 1am on Wednesday.

Properties worth millions of naira were have been reportedly destroyed by which affected some neighbouring buildings.

Reports revealed that some residents had to flee for safety due to the enormity of the fire.

Emergency responders, including the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Fire Service, and men of the Nigeria Police Force were on ground to manage the situation.

LASEMA spokesperson, Nosa Okunbor, while confirming the incident, said no casualty was yet to be recorded.

He said, “There is a fire outbreak there. It started around 1am 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.”

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