Fire outbreak occurred, early morning today in the Sabo market of Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State destroying over 100 shops.
The fire reportedly destroyed goods and valuables worth millions of naira.
The inferno started around 1am on Tuesday from the cloth sellers section and reportedly spread to other sections of the market.
The cause of the fire was said to be a power upsurge that occurred when electricity was restored by the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company around 1am.
YOU NEWS leant tha, it was the electricity they restored that led to a spark around 1am, and if not for the men of the fire service, it would have spread to all the sections of the market.”
On the affected areas in the market, Soyemi said, “Cloth sellers, yam flour sellers, grains sellers, herbs sellers, kola nut sellers, padlocks shops and building materials sections were affected.”
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has assured the traders at the Sabo market in Sagamu, whose shops were destroyed by a fire outbreak that the market would be rebuilt as soon as possible.
Abiodun made this known during an on-the-spot assessment of the market situated along Sabo road in Sagamu.
He urged the affected traders to be calm and patient with the state government, adding that the traders must learn a lesson from what happened at the scene of the fire outbreak.
He said “By the grace of God, we will rebuild this market and we will not waste time, we will put measures in place to ensure it does not happen again in the future.