An early morning fire has razed the popular Agbeni market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
It was gathered that the fire started at about 04:30am on Sunday, destroying goods and properties worth millions of naira.
In a chat with reporters, the Oyo State General Manager of Fire Services, Yemi Akinyemi, said the agency received a distress call early in the morning that the market is on fire.
He said: “We received the distress call at exactly 04:37hrs through Sunday Ogundele, Access Bank security that Agbeni market is on fire.
“Our men are still battling with the job, we are grateful to the Central Bank of Nigeria that allowed us to use their water supply. Everything is under control. They are still going to CBN to replenish.”
However, the cause of the fire is yet to be determined at the time of filing this report.
By Olugbenga Ige