Property Destroyed As Fire Guts Balogun Market Again

Balogun Market photo

The popular Balogun market in Lagos has again been hit by fire causing pandemonium in the ever-busy commercial area of the state with properties worth thousands of Naira destroyed.

The incident, which occurred at 32, Gbajumo street exactly 9:45am on Thursday left everyone in disarray as many can’t trace the root.

An eyewitness said the fire originated from a power switch in the course of being regulated by a manager. The fire brigades were unable to access the building as a result of the cubicles that were set on the street.

Another witness, confirmed that the cubicles have caused many damages as he claimed more than three buildings in January were destroyed.

Some marketers claim they have cried to the Governor’s office on different occasions but nothing positive came up rather they received huge amount of threat from Dapo Balogun and Co.

Nonso, a trader and also a victim of the fire outbreak cries out that he just moved into the building and he cannot withstand the pressure as he watched his goods burning so he wanted to killed himself.

Ogbona, another trader said that he ran to seek for assistance from UBA bank to help them with their fire extinguishers but no positive turn up from UBA.

At least three people fainted and scores trapped in the some buildings but no causality as at press time.


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