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Lagos: Midnight fire guts Ajao Main Market, shops destroyed

A midnight fire in the early hours of Wednesday gutted Ajao market in Lagos state.

Okay.ng gathered that the fire which started from a shopping mall destroyed shops and properties worth millions of naira.

Spokesman of LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, in a short statement confirming the incident said that no casualty was recorded yet.

He said: “There is a fire outbreak there. It started around 1am but we are there already. From all indications, the Ajao Main Market has a small shopping mall and from what we gathered, the fire started from the shopping mall and extended to the main market and affected some adjoining buildings.

“But the LASEMA Response Team and other stakeholders, including the Lagos State Fire Service and the police are already on ground to quell the fire. No casualty has been recorded for now.”

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