About 40 lock-up shops with auto spare parts worth millions of naira were yesterday destroyed by fire at the Ladipo Market in Mushin, Lagos. Lagos State Fire Service Director, Mr Rasak Fadipe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fire started around 1am. NAN reports that on April 20, more than 50 shops with assorted vehicle spare parts were burnt at the Osoro Section of the market.
Fadipe said when his office learnt about the inferno, fire fighters were unable to access the place because of the clash that happened in the area during the night. “We got a call around 1.20 a.m, but we could not move into the complex at Odushina Street, Papa-Ajao, Mushin, scene of the fire due to a fight going on in the area.
‘‘The Divisional Police Officer at Olosan Police Station, Mushin, led us with his patrol vehicles to the scene before we were able to put out the fire at about 4.46 a.m. “There were no cases of death or injuries recorded from the inferno. “My men, however, saw some people with blood all over their bodies, which they suspected were injuries from the fight, “ he said.