Goods Worth Millions Of Naira Destroyed As Fire Guts Onitsha Market

Goods worth millions of naira were destroyed in a late-night fire which happened on Wednesday January 26, at a plaza in Onitsha Main Market, Anambra State.

According to an eyewitnesses, the fire also destroyed shops on the third floor of the three-storey building which was located near the main market.

It was gathered that the fire was caused by an electrical fault.

According to one of the traders in the market, the damage had already been done before the arrival of fire service team.

She said, “We were calling the fire service and they have not responded. See how goods belonging to traders are being destroyed before their eyes,”.

Tochukwu Ikenga, the police spokesperson who confirmed the incident, said no life was lost in the incident.

He said, “Preliminary investigation shows that the fire was caused by an electric spark and was put out by combined efforts of the police and fire service team.

“The situation has been brought under control. The Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng advises the public to always take precautionary measures to avert such ugly incidents.”


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