Traders lose millions of naira in fire outbreak at Owode-Onirin market

No fewer than 15 shops were razed in a fire outbreak at the popular Owode-Onirin Market at Ikorodu area of Lagos state on Sunday

Traders mostly, dealing in car spare parts lamented as goods worth millions of naira were destroyed by the fire outbreak.

The Director General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, who was at the scene of the inferno said the fire emanated from one of the several lines of shops within the market.

Although, the cause of the fire could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

He said: “The cause of the fire is unknown as there was no power supply within the market. No lives lost but valuables were destroyed.”

He added that the fire has been curtailed from further spread, adding that the fire razed 15 shops before it was put off.