More than 40 shops and goods worth millions of naira have been destroyed in the early hours of Monday Morning, as fire-raged in Otukpo Main Market, Benue State.
The fire incident, which began at about 4 am, left more than 40 shops with its goods destroyed.
Speaking on the unfortunate incident the Chairman of Otukpo LGA, Hon. George Alli told GET247NEWS that the quick response of the fire service in the area really helped in preventing further loss of goods in the area.
“The fire began at about 4 am in the morning but was put out by the fire service in less than 1 hour.
“We expected serious damages if the fire service team hadn’t responded fast, but we thank God they arrived on time to effectively manage the whole situation.
“We have begun the cleaning of the affected areas and we hope to come back better and stronger from this unfortunate situation. We thank God no life was lost and I pray that God in his infinite mercy will return everything that we lost today”.