Goods worth million of naira have been destroyed as fire razed the popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island, Southwest Nigeria.
There was weeping and wailing as the fire rose in the sky with thick smokes bellowing the atmosphere, as officials of the Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, battled to prevail on the raging inferno.
Huge crowd thronged the arena, preventing fire service officials and others from carrying out their duties effectively.
Helpless traders watch in awe as their investments go up in flame. It was like a movie scene, but it is real.
A 3-storey commercial building of lock-up shops in the market is where the inferno chose to begin.
The LASEMA team and other responders despite all difficulties, are battling the fire, which has not abated as at 3:51pm.
A LASEMA’s spokesman, Nosa Okunbor said emergency responders were on top of the situation as the fire which has affected almost every section of both buildings is at risk of spreading to other buildings next to them due to proximity and closeness to each other.