Okobaba plank market at Ebute Metta in Lagos, is on fire. The fire is wild and spreading fast among the thatched houses, Politics Nigeria reports.
The actual cause of the fire is still unknown, but firefighters are already on ground.
This newspaper cannot also get ascertain if there is any casualty.
Media reports indicate that between 2019 and 2021, Nigeria experienced severe fire incidents, leading to 79 deaths out of 68 fires recorded in 18 months. Thirty-one of these were market fires and the losses are still being counted.
More details to follow…