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INFERNO DESTROYS OVER 20 SHOPS AT BABOKO MARKET IN LLORIN

A fire that started in midnight at Baboko market in Ilorin, Kwara state, on Sunday has destroyed over 20 shops and consumed goods worth millions of naira.
The inferno reportedly lasted several hours. It allegedly was triggered by a spark from an electric cable in one of the shops when electricity was restored.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, night guards at the market have noticed smoke billowing from one of the affected shops and drew the attention of leadership of the market to it.
The fire fighters came to the scene and prevented the fire from spreading to other shops.
There are no reports about victims so far.
The chairman of Ilorin West local government council, Tajudeen Zulu-Oloje, who visited the scene of the incident on Sunday, said the council would do its best to reconstruct the burnt shops and assist affected traders.
Zulu-Oloje commended men of the state fire service for the quick response.