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JUST IN: Like Ondo, ex-Oyo Governor's Wife Superstore On Fire



The Bodija outlet of Grandez Supermarket, a chain store owned and operated by the wife of Ex- Oyo Governor Abiola Ajimobi is on fire.



The fire incident, which started from the back office of the outlet, is gradually spreading to the main stores.


Earlier VOICE AIR MEDIA reported how residents of Ijomu area in Akure, Ondo State have raised alarm following an early morning inferno which razed several shops and destroyed properties worth millions of naira.


The fire incident which affected about 15 shops started around 4:00am destroying goods drugs, consumables, assorted drinks, textiles, leather goods as well as electronics.


Some of the victims and eyewitnesses who spoke to this newspaper said they were able to put out the fire through self-efforts as firefighters were unavailable.


The Community leader, Afolabi Fayehun, said frantic efforts were made to get help from fire service officials. He claimed he was told by the officials that there was no fire fighting truck available in the state.


Modupe Daramola, a victim who spoke in Yoruba Language said her tailoring shop was destroyed by the inferno. Items burnt include all her machines as well as customers’ clothes. She appealed to the government for assistance to re-boost her small-scale business.



Men of the Oyo State Fire Service, who arrived at the scene promptly are battling to curtail the fire from razing the entire outlet and or spread to nearby facilities.


 

Men of the State Joint Security Task Force Team, Operation Burst, were also seen on the ground to prevent looting of the store while the fire-fighters battle the inferno.


On alerted, Mrs. Ajimobi arrived at the scene in the company of some friends and family members to monitor the situation.

 

As of the time of filing this report, the cause of the fire remains unknown.



Some of the Ondo fire victims who have just stocked their shops with goods before the incident were said to have collapsed and rushed to the hospital on seeing the damages done by the inferno.



Despite the effort of the firefighters, the Oyo fire rages on as at the time of filing this report.



Light traffic is also gradually building up within the axis.



    More shortly…


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