Fire razes market in Ilorin
Goods worth millions of Naira as well as cash left behind by traders have been consumed by fire at Babaoko market in Ilorin the Kwara state capital.
The fire which was said to have been noticed at about 1am affected more than 40 shops and goods worth millions of Naira and cash were affected
This is the fourth consecutive times that fire incident will occurr at this present popular market in Ilorin. Unfortunately, nobody can trace the cause of the inferno
Speaking with newsmen, the caretaker chairman of Ilorin local government, Hon Ahmeed Alli expressed dissatisfaction over the re occurrence of the infernor, saying that the cause of present one has yet to be identified
He urged people of the market to be vigilant and careful about electrical appliances and always switch off all electrical appliances while leaving their shops
An eye witness claimed that the inferno which started from one of the shops in the market, was put out by operatives of the Kwara state Fire Service and some public spirited individual but the causes are yet to be known
Some of the victims also called on governemmt to come to their aids as the fire incident has become reccurring thing in the market and many lives have been affected
They want the state government will find a lasting solution to the fire outbreak in babaoko market because this is the 4th times that the fire incident will happen in the particular market.