Fire destroys multi-million naira foodstuff in Ondo market

The popular Odopetu market in Akure, the Ondo State capital, was gutted by fire on Thursday morning, destroying commodities worth million of naira.

Though there was no life lost in the incident, it was gathered that many shops that were stocked with foodstuff were completely destroyed.

Though, the exact cause of the fire was not known as of the time of filing this report, the affected traders said the fire was a mysterious one.

A source told our correspondent that the fire could be as a result of a power surge but in opposition, another source said there was no power supply to the area when the fire started in the midnight

One of the residents of the area said, ” The cause of the fire incident is not clear yet to anyone because everybody has gone to sleep and all the traders have all gone home. We just heard the noise in the night and we got there and saw everywhere on fire.”

It was also gathered that men of the Ondo State Fire Service were not around to put out the fire as all efforts made by the residents to reach them were unsuccessful.

One the affected traders who identified herself as Mrs. Janet Olorunfemi, while lamenting the incident, said she just stocked her shop with foodstuff to sell for the Christmas and New Yer Festival.