Goods worth NOK 25 billion saved in Oja Tuntun main market fire in Ilorin

The Kwara State Fire Service has rescued goods worth N25 billion after a fire broke out and gutted the Oja Tuntun main market in Ilorin, the state capital.

The cause of the fire is unknown at the time of this report, but the fire incident may have occurred at approximately 21:18 on Wednesday.

Fire Department spokesperson Hassan Adekunle said: “Upon arrival, firefighters found a number of shops on fire and quickly extinguished the fire.

“Two firefighting facilities from different stations, Brigade Headquarters and Folawiyo Road Fire Station, worked together to effectively deal with the situation.”

He said the Oca Tuntun market, which has 1,072 stores, 984 stands and 27 warehouses, suffered minimal damage, with only 15 stores affected by the inferno.

“The quick and efficient response of the fire brigade saved goods and property worth over N25 billion. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained as it is under investigation.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, who was present at the scene, expressed sympathy for the victims and praised the commendable efforts of the state fire department in managing the situation.

The Kwara State Fire Service Commissioner, Prince Farade John Olumuyiwa, has urged the public to develop the habit of always switching off electrical appliances even before going to bed. Because by doing so, you can prevent the possibility of fires breaking out in different homes and markets. , it can also help you save a lot of money in the office.


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