Oba Market in Benin, Edo State, has been gutted by fire.

The fire was said to have started at midnight and was still being put out as at 9:00am on Monday.

“At about 1:00hrs this morning, men of Federal Fire Service Zone K, Edo Command, turned out to combat a raging inferno at Oba Market, Ring Road, Benin City, Edo State. In attendance are Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force, NPDC, and UNIBEN fire service,” Federal Fire Service Zone K said in a post on Twitter. 

The cause of the fire is still not known as at the time of this report.

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