Fire Razes Shops In Popular Ipata Market In Ilorin


...fire destroyed 11 shops in the market. 

A Midnight fire on Monday razed 11 shops at popular Ipata market in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.

The incident occurred at about 2 a.m., KWARA REPORTERS learnt. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. 

The spokesperson for Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, said the inferno was put out by the efforts of the fire service, thereby preventing it from spreading to other shops in the market.

He said, “Immediately we arrived at the scene ground, our gallant officers were able to contain the spread of the fire in time. Other shops in the market areas (more than 500 shops) were safely rescued from the ravaging inferno.

“And up till this moment, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained due to some reasons and difficulties met at the scene ground.”

He quoted the Director of Kwara State Fire Service CFO Yakub I. Waheed as advising “the market people to always play safe and take safety as priority”.


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