Fire razes Shops in Ado-Ekiti
By; Oladele Adedayo, Ado-Ekiti.
Ekiti State capital, Ado-Ekiti recorded a dastardly fire outbreak with over twelve shops razed in a shopping complex and goods valued at millions of Naira destroyed.
The fire occurred at a shopping complex located near the popular Ile Abiye Hospital along Ilawe Road at about 1.20 pm with damage done before men of the State Fire Service reached the scene.
One of the victims, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Genge, claimed that some unidentified individuals were burning bush inside Ile Abiye which spread into the complex.
According to her, “Some people were burning bush and refuse inside Ile Abiye and it spread to the complex here. I don’t know where to start again but I want the government to assist us”.
Another victim, Chukwuemeka Damike said: “I went to town to buy something and some people called me shouting Fire! Fire!! I ran back only to discover that my shop has been burnt. The shop is finished, I have nothing else, even One Naira is not in my pocket again”.
Oluwabanke Ojo, an expectant mother, regretted the huge loss incurred in the fire incident.
According to her, she is a graduate who took to trading after looking for jobs without success for six years.
Ekiti National Emergency management Agency (NEMA) Head of Operations, Saheed Akiode said the agency contacted the Fire Service after receiving a distress call.
He assured that recommendations will be made to appropriate authorities for assistance to the victims.