Early Friday morning (5th of March), millions of goods were brought to ruins in a plastic market in Amobi street, Onitsha, Anambra state. The fire was said to have started at around 1.50am. Although the cause remains unknown, it greatly affected one of the plazas in the market.
Fortunately, no casualty was recorded in the incident as the fire was reportedly extinguished with the help of fire fighters and other people in the area.
Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident, saying:
“On 5/3/2021 at about 1:50am, there was a fire outbreak at a plaza located at plastic market by Amobi street, Onitsha in Anambra State.
Police operatives led by DPO, CPS Onitsha SP Ifeanyi Iburu quickly mobilised to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent looting and further catastrophe.
Fire Service was equally contacted and they responded promptly.The fire was extinguished with the help of fire fighters and other sympathizers in the area.
No loss of life and no injury have been reported. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain extent of damage and circumstances surrounding the incident.”