Goods worth millions of naira were on Friday midnight destroyed at the popular Orita-Aperin market in Ibadan, following a fire incident that its course was yet to be known.
While speaking with newsmen at the scene of the inferno on Saturday, the Babaloja of Orita-Aperin, Abiodun Ahmed, said that goods worth millions of naira were lost, adding that the cause of the incident was yet to be known.
According to him: “The fire started by 12 midnight on Friday, and we immediately called on Oyo State Fire Service but unfortunately, when they got here, the nuzzle of their truck was not functioning, so we have to resolve to self help by putting out the fire ourselves, or else, the loss would have been more than this.”
The Babaloja noted that most of the owners of the shops affected by the fire just bought goods into their respective shops, adding that, that was what made the total value of the goods affected by the fire to be much.
He, however, appealed to the Oyo State Government to come to their aide because the loss was too much for the victims to bear.