A part of the famous Onitsha Main Market in Anambra State are currently on fire, our correspodent reports.
It was gathered that the inferno started early morning of Monday. However, the cause of the fire has not been ascertained as at the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, the chief fire officer of Anambra State, Engr Martin Agbili, confirmed the fire. According to him, the operatives of the state fire service were at the scene to check the spread of the fire.
In his words, “At about 0220hrs (2.20am) of Monday 28-11-2022, Anambra State Fire Service received a distress call of fire outbreak at Kano Street behind Main Market, Onitsha.
“We deployed our fire truck and firefighters to scene of fire and they have been working there. They have gone for refilling of the fire truck twice.”
A trader at the market, John Ido, confirmed that two arms of the affected areas have been gutted by fire.