Not less than nine shops filled with different items were burnt down at the popular Bode-Saadun Market in Moro council area of Kwara State on Tuesday morning
The cause of the fire is unknown
Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Kwara state Fire Service Hasssn Adekunle, stated that the brigade received a distress call from one Mr. Musbaudeen at about 1.45 am on Tuesday “summoning the State Fire Service to the incident.
“Quick response from the brigade in putting out the fire the inferno averted monumental disaster that would have affected the community. Out of 50 shops in the market vicinity, only nine shops were affected due to the systematic approach adopted by the fire officers who were present at the scene.
“The brigade, therefore, urges the general people of Bode Saadu to always play safely at all time; especially the market people of the community,” he added.