Multimillion-naira goods destroyed as fire guts Otukpo market

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It was all tears and pains last night in Otukpo, the powerhouse of Idoma kingdom, when fire gutted the main market, leading to lose of goods worth several millions of naira.

We gathered that the fire, which started in the evening, was said to have destroyed several shops where baby wears were sold. The affected area is called Lagos line inside the main market.

An eyewitness said that the fire, which started around 7.06 pm, was on for hours as there was nobody to put it out. Only one out of 34 lanes was involved. The cause of the fire is yet to be known.

Residents of the area, who appear helpless, wondered why a local government as big and old as Otukpo has no fire service station.
This is coming barely 8 months after fire gutted same market, destroying goods worth millions of naira.

Checks have shown that the Comptroller General of the Federal Fire Service, Joseph Anebi, hails from the community.

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