Six shops were reported to have been burnt down by fire at Owode Igbona, Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Saturday night.
In the process, goods worth thousands of Naira were destroyed.
Reports that were gathered confirmed that the fire started in one of the shops at Opomulero Monjalekan Bode House around 10:05pm before it spread to other shops.
An eyewitness said: “We reported the incident to the fire service after 30 minutes, but before they arrived, the shops had been destroyed.”
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Mr. Ibrahim Adekunle, the spokesman for the Fire Service, confirmed that the incident took place.
He said: “We received a distress call at exactly 10:51pm on May 8 that shops beside Opomulero Monjalekan Bode House, Owode Igbona, Osogbo were on fire.”
“We immediately left for the scene and put the situation under control and also prevented further spread to other buildings. But, unfortunately, the six shops were severely damaged as a result of late report to the Fire Service.”
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