Commotion As Huge Fire Guts Otukpo Main Market (Photo)

Commotion As Huge Fire Guts Otukpo Main Market (Photo)

A major fire is reported to have swept through part of the main Otukpo market in Benue State for the second time this year.

According to The Nation, the fire that started around 8:00 am on the Lagos line quickly spread to another section, destroying millions of naira on Wednesday morning.

The arrival of Otukpo fire service officers who helped put out the fire prevented what would have been a total devastation of the market.

On March 16, 2020, Otukpo’s main market was destroyed by a midnight inferno that destroyed goods worth millions of Naira.

Governor Samuel Ortom donated N50m to merchants to help cushion the effect of hell.

Otukpo Board Chairman Hon. George Alli, who confirmed the incident, said he has taken steps to address the relentless outbreak of fires and called for traders to calm down.

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