Fire engulfs Ile Ife's Largest market again

A fire has engulfed one of the biggest market in Ile Ife metropolis, known as Oja Tuntun, destroying multi million-naira goods in various stores.

This is the third fire incident in the market in 2020.

The inferno started from a shop and spread to other parts of the market around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. As of the time of this report, the cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained, According to the traders in the market.

VAM News obtained pictures showing the destruction of the market, where many indigenes have connections to, directly or through family members trading there.

It was gathered that late response from the fire service also contributed to the spread of the fire.

It was learnt that hoodlums took advantage of the incident to loot goods in some stores.

The spokesperson of the Federal Fire Service in Osun State, Basiri Adija, did not respond to calls.

Also, Yemisi Opalola, the spokesperson of the state police command did also respond to calls for further enquiries as at time of press.

This is the third time the market will be razed in 2020. The first incident occurred in April while another incident was recorded in June.

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