Fire gutted the popular Ajao market in Lagos

Fire has gutted the popular Ajao market in the Ajao area of Lagos State.

Reports gathered that the incident started around 1 am on Wednesday.

Although the cause of the fire incident was yet to be ascertained, our correspondent learnt that the inferno started around a shopping mall close to the market and had extended into the main Ajao market .

Properties worth millions of naira were said to have been destroyed as the fire had affected some adjoining buildings and made residents flee for safety .

Emergency responders , including the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency , Lagos State Fire Service , and men of the Nigeria Police Force are on ground to manage the situation.

LASEMA spokesperson , Nosa Okunbor, while confirming the incident , said no casualty was yet to be recorded.

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He said , “There is a fire outbreak there. It started around 1 am 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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