Oyo state biggest market, Akesan has been razed down completely following a fire outbreak in the early hours of Sunday January 5, 2020.
Properties worth over millions of Naira was lost to the fire outbreak which started around midnight (5th of January 2020) at the main Akesan market, Oyo town in Oyo State.
Unfortunately, the Fire Service based in Oyo state said to be about 20 metres to the Market could not put out the fire before the shops and properties in the market burnt down completely.
Although the cause of the fire outbreak is yet to be confirmed, some however, attributed the incident to electric spark.
The people of the town reportedly went wild with rage when the official on duty told them that they could not do anything to quell the fire because there was no water in their fire truck.
The enraged mob reportedly set up the truck and other property at the Fire station on fire in protest.
Fire fighters from Ibadan, the state capital, later arrived at the scene with a backup from Ogbomoso to put out the fire.
Akesan market is famous for sale of wide range of food items, local artifacts, clothing materials, household utensils and more.
Watch video below.
Properties worth over Million Naira lost to midnight fire (5th of January 2020) at main Akesan market, Oyo town in Oyo State. pic.twitter.com/JnUEuZjDHj
— Gbemi Dennis™ (@GbemiDennis) January 5, 2020