Tragedy struck in Oyo Town in the early hours of today, being Sunday, January 5, 2020, as fire razed Akesan Market, the town’s main commercial centre, almost entirely.
Wares worth several millions of naira were said to have been destroyed in the Akesan Market, oyo market on fire in the video below.
Akesan market is famous for sale of wide range of food items, local artifacts, clothing materials, household utensils and more.
Although the immediate cause of the fire had yet to be confirmed, eyewitnesses said that the inferno started around 12:30am.
“Unfortunately, the Fire Service based in Oyo and just less than 20 metres to the Market could not mobilize to stop the raging fire. The Service said its equipment was not functioning. Firefighters then had to be mobilized from Ogbomoso Town, several kilometres away, after massive damage.
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