A fire outbreak at Ajao market has reportedly destroyed properties worth millions of naira . The incident took place today (Wednesday).
However, the actual cause of the fire has not been ascertained. Initial investigations revealed that it started from a shopping mall close to the market.
Speaking to the press, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor said;
“There is a fire outbreak there. It started around 1 am 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.”