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Shops destroyed as fire guts Ajao market in Lagos

Shops destroyed as fire guts Ajao market in Lagos
July 01
09:21 2020

Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed on Wednesday when fire razed Ajao market in Lagos.

The fire, which reportedly started around 1am, was said to have started from a shopping mall and extended to the main market, affecting some adjoining buildings.

Nosa Okunbor, LASEMA spokesperson, who confirmed the incident, said no casualty has been recorded.

“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,” Okunbor said.

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“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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