Sad Morning in Benin as Fire Razed Oba Market


On Monday, 22nd June, a large section of the popular Oba Market in Benin City, Edo State, was razed by fire.


According to reports, the fire started at midnight and raged till 6am before the fire services brought the situation under control.


The Assistant Controller, Federal Fire Servce in Asaba, Delta state, Samson Karibo, who was in Benin with his men, on special assignment, assisted to put out the fire in conjunction with the NPDC and Nigeria Air Force fire services.


The cause of the fire has not been ascertained. However, Karibo promised that an investigation will be carried out to find out the cause of the fire.


Federal Fire Service Zone K tweeted,

“At about 1:00hrs this morning Men of Federal Fire Service Zone K Edo command turned out to combat a raging inferno at Oba market ring road Benin city Edo State. In attendance are Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air force, NPDC, and UNIBEN fire service”.


This is really a trying time and ugly experience for the traders whose means of livelihood was destroyed.

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