Fire has gutted Amu Plank and Building Material market in Mushin, Lagos state destroying properties worth hundreds of millions in the early morning of Saturday, Chronicle NG reports.
The source of the fire remains unknown but the fire has since destroyed many shops and planks in the market.
According to eyewitnesses, the Lagos State Fire Service did not arrive the scene three hours after the fire began.
A victim of the fire, Oluwatoyin Atanda, says her family has lost all they have to the fire. “Our assets, where almost all my family members get their income from. It’s disheartening to see their goods go down in flames with no help coming four hours after. The bravest and strongest man (my dad) I know cried today and it breaks my heart to see it. We can do better as a nation,” she wrote on Twitter.
Amu Market MUSHIN burning for the past 5hours now pic.twitter.com/bYqR8kbdgV
— Dhammie_carter (@iam_Dhammie) January 25, 2020
The Lagos Fire Service and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency were yet to arrive the scene as at the time of filing this report.
The fire incident at Amu plank market comes five days after fire ravaged Abule Egba, a suburb in Lagos.