Fire razes Kogi market, destroys property worth millions


Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja

An early morning fire has reportedly destroyed property worth millions of naira at Itobe Market of Ofu Local Government in Kogi State.

This was reported in the early morning news bulleting of a radio station monitored by our correspondent in Lokoja on Saturday.

According to an eyewitness, the disaster was said to have started when a trader’s generating set caught fire thereby engulfing all shops within the vicinity and destroying them including all property therein.

Although no life was lost during the disaster, the eyewitness recounted that the means of livelihood of the numerous roadside traders were lost in the fire incidence

The Onu Itobe, Alhaji Salihu Adaji, while reacting to the disaster, explained that the incident has thrown many businessmen in his domain to the labour market.

He urged people in authority to assist those affected by the fire disaster with capital to restart their businesses.