Akinlabi Afolabi, Ibadan
The fire reportedly started at about 1.20 p.m.Wednesday, Goods worth millions of Naira were on Wednesday destroyed as well as shops at the Popular Dugbe Market in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Properties worth several millions of naira perished in the inferno according to reports gathered
Traders in the area and residents defied the partial lockdown in Oyo State as they trooped to the popular market.
Wares, including clothing materials, electrical and electronic appliances, mattresses and eyeglasses were lost to the inferno.
It was gathered that men of the fire service from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the state fire service were seen at the scene of the fire emptying three water tankers and frantically battling the fire.
Although no life was lost in the inferno, many traders whose shops and goods were razed were seen crying and lamenting their loss.