FLASH: Alaba International Market In Lagos Engulfed By Fire

One of the most popular markets in Lagos state, Alaba International Market, Ojo, is currently on fire.

The market is said to be the largest open electronics market in Africa. Today it also houses many other household wares.

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, which confirmed the incident, saying efforts were underway to put out the inferno.

“Report reaching Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service indicates shanties at the popular Alaba International Market, Ojo, Lagos are on Fire.

“However, Fire Crew from Ojo, Sari-Iganmu and Ajegunle are being turned back by angry mobs from performing their statutory duty but presently on standby,” the agency’s director, Margaret Adeseye, said in a situation report on Friday.

“The agency is consequently collaborating with Security agents to address it,” she added.

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