Parts of the Akere spare parts market in the Alodi-Apapa area of Ajegunle, Lagos state were razed down by fire in the early hours of Wednesday.
The cause of the fire is still unknown as of the filing of this report.
According to reports, the fire started around 3:am on Wednesday morning.
“This is Akere market in Ajegunle, where they sell spare parts. Akere Market in Olodi Apapa Ajegunle is currently on fire. The fire started about 3am this morning.”
According to a statement signed by the Director of the Lagos state fire service, Margaret Adeseye, the Service was alerted of the fire outbreak at about 03:28 on Wednesday.
She said the Ajegunle Fire Station upon arrival discovered that rows of shops that traded in auto spare parts were on fire.
This, she said, led the Sari-Iganmu and Ilupeju Fire Crews of the Agency to join the team to subdue the raging fire and salvage a nearby filling station with a fully loaded 33,000 litres PMS tanker, amongst other adjoining buildings.
Adeseye disclosed that a male adult with gunshot wound was recovered around the scene of the incident..
The Fire Service said the cause of the fire is suspicious and will require detailed investigation to ascertain.
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