Many parts of the popular Ketu plank market in Lagos were burnt down on Sunday, December 27, which led to the damage of shops that contained goods worth millions of naira.
The tragedy was confirmed by the director-general of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Punch reports.
Oke-Osanyintolu informed journalists that although the cause of the fire is yet unknown, officers of the agency and those of the state’s fire service have succeeded in quenching the inferno.
The LASEMA boss reported:
“The cause of the fire incident which reportedly started from one part of the market is yet to be ascertained, however, it is evident that there is extensive damage with valuable goods having been destroyed by the fire.
“Fortunately, no lives were lost in the inferno which has been brought under control and dampened down.”