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Fire Guts Popular Ajao Market

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Ganiyat Ganiyu 

Popular Ajao market in Lagos was in the early hours of Wednesday gutted by fire.

The fire started around 1am on Wednesday.

Reports have it that the fire started around a shopping mall close to the market which got extended into the main Ajao market.

Properties worth millions of naira were said to have been destroyed as the fire had affected some adjoining buildings and made residents flee for safety.

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Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA spokesperson, Nosa Okunbor, who confirming the incident, said no casualty was yet to be recorded.

He said, “There is a fire outbreak there. It started around 1am but we are there already. From all indications, the Ajao Main Market has a small shopping mall and from what we gathered, the fire started from the shopping mall and extended to the main market and affected some adjoining buildings.

“But the LASEMA Response Team and other stakeholders, including the Lagos State Fire Service and the police are already on ground to quell the fire. No casualty has been recorded for now.”

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