The popular Agbeni Market in the Ibadan North West Local Government Area of Oyo State, on Sunday morning, went up in flames.
It was further learnt that goods worth millions of naira were lost to the fire.
The General Manager of the State Fire Service, Yemi Akinyemi, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the telephone.
Akinyemi said, “The agency received the distress call at exactly 4.37am through Sunday Ogundele, Access Bank security that Agbeni market is on fire. Personnel of the agency were quickly deployed to the place.
“Prompt action was taken and the fire was completely extinguished. Five out of multiple rows of shops were severely damaged by the fire. No life was lost, property was lost and the agency successfully saved property worth billions of naira and prevented the whole market from being destroyed by fire.”
Meanwhile, one of the affected shop owners, Funmilayo Faruoq, said she received a distress call that the market was on fire around 3.45am.