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Another Fire Reported At Onitsha Main Market

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A section of the popular main market in Onitsha, Anambra State is on fire.

The cause of the fire, which reportedly started around midnight is yet to be ascertained.

A trader in the market, Obenta Jude said two block of shops within the section of the market known as Kano Street have so far been razed by the inferno.

He said efforts by firefighters who arrived the scene shortly to put out the fire have not been successful as the fire continued raging.

Confirming the incident, Fire Chief, Engr Martin Agbili said his men were promptly deployed to the area immediately after he was alerted.

He said: “At about 0220hrs (2.20am) of Monday 28-11-2022, Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of fire outbreak at Kano Street behind Main Market, Onitsha.

“However, we deployed our fire truck and firefighters to scene of fire and they have been working there. They have gone for refilling of the fire truck twice.”

Traders In Tears As Ilorin Shopping Complex Destroyed By Fire

A fire disaster gutted a shopping complex in Ilorin in the wee hours of Monday destroying goods worth N19.5 million.

The fire burnt 15 shops in a shopping complex comprising 20 shops at Atiba-Iyalamu Oja-Tuntun Area, in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Hassan Adekunle, the spokesperson of the state fire service, disclosed in Ilorin on Monday, November 14, 2022, that “the fire outbreak occurred at midnight hour today, 14th November 2022, and no one was able to notice the ravaging inferno on time.”

However, men of the state fire service were able to immediately check the further spread of the inferno and subsequently eliminated it and saved the surrounding buildings from the inferno.

Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, the director, Kwara State Fire Service, urged the general public particularly the market traders to always play safe in their day-to-day activities.

100 Shops, 2 Reported Dead Destroyed As Fire Guts Kano Market

Two people were confirmed dead and over 100 shops razed down in a fire incident in Kano State.

Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi, the public relations officer, Kano State Fire Service, confirmed the incident to Daily Post on Sunday, November 13, 2022.

He said the incident happened at the Badume vegetable market in the Bichi local government area of Kano State.

He said three persons were trapped, including a female and two males.

Abdullahi explained that a rescue team was quickly mobilized to the scene and were rescued unconscious and later taken to the hospital and two were confirmed dead.

He charged the public to use fire and electrical appliances with care to avoid inferno.

Yusuf said the cause of the incident is still under investigation.

HORROR: 2 Suspected Robbers Burnt To Death In Enugu

Two young men trying to rob POS operators at the Independence Layout area in Enugu  were, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, set ablaze by angry youths

It was gathered that the angry mobs did not allow the police to take them to their station, but decided to take the law into their hands.

Before setting them on fire, they were first stripped naked, filmed and the video circulated on social media.

The country director of the Global Society for Anti-Corruption, G-SAC, Mrs Amaka Nweke condemned the jungle Justice.

Nweke, however, condemned the attacks on POS operators but said people should not take laws into their hands but hand over such matters to law enforcement agencies.

“I condemn what the robbers do to the POS operators but at the same time, I condemn mob action.  They should have handed them over to the police instead of taking laws into their hands,” she condemns.

However, a resident who would not want his name in print said the robbers deserved what they got.

“I like the way they were set ablaze alive so that it will serve as a deterrent to others.  If you have been a victim of these bad boys, you will even want a worse thing to happen to them.  I do not pity them.  Let them burn in hell for all I care,” he said.

The police were yet to confirm the incident as the police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, said that he had not been informed about the unwholesome development.

“The incident has not been brought to my notice but I’ll find out,” he said.

Source: The Nation

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