Fire Razes 13 Shops In Agbara Market
No fewer than 13 shops located at the Agbara Market, along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway in Lagos has been consumed and utterly destroyed in an early morning inferno on Wednesday.
The fire which started at about 4.35 a.m. begun from one of the container shops opposite to major the road, but what brought about the outbreak still can’t seem to be found out.
The 13 shops are altogether arranged in a solitary line directly opposite the expressway.
Mrs Funmi Olabode, a shop owner said she was reached on telephone by a neighbor who intimated her regarding the rate.
According to her, she evacuated all her wares before the fire razed her shop, but expressed regrets that she could not rescue the goods of some of her neighbours.
Another shop owner, Mr David Buka, who was also able to rescue his wares, expressed shock at the incidence.
“I don’t even know what to say; I live nearby, and I woke up early because today is supposed to be our market day, only for me to meet this situation,” he said.
A worker at the Keke Park located in the market Mr Kazeem Sowemimo, who aided in rescuing the goods of some shop owners, had just come out for his day’s work, only to discover the inferno
He said: “As I come out, I saw fire and saw as everybody was running up and down, so I just began help out.”
Some shop owners who arrived the market later were seen opening their shops and hastily trucking without end their merchandise before the flame reaches out to their shops.
There were, be that as it may, cries and outcries by some others, whose shops and products were destroyed by the flame.
The group from the Fire Service in Agbara, arrived the Market at about 5.57am and started putting out fires
They, notwithstanding, declined making remark on the issue.
In the mean time, in the midst of the flame frequency, a gospel minister with an uproarious speaker caught the chance to lecture and caution those aiding in the salvage of merchandise, to avoid taking them.
He said: “People of God, give glory to God in all situations; and all those of you helping to park goods of people, don’t take
Among the shops razed down by the fire, include, recharge card shops, Boutiques, Provision shops, Electronics shops among others.
Efforts to reach any personnel on the incidence proved abortive.