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Fire guts shops at the Computer Village in Lagos
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Some telephone shops at the Computer Village market in Ikeja, Lagos state have been gutted by fire in the early hours of Monday.

The damage caused by the fire was stemmed thanks to the swift response by Fire Service operators in the Ikeja area.

Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, explained that cause of the fire could not be determined as at press time.

He said, “There was a fire incident at 18, Otigba Street, Computer Village, Ikeja early hour of today. The fire engulfed a shopping complex.

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“As soon as the report was received, firefighters were contacted and they arrived immediately. Policemen were drafted there to protect the Fire fighters and others.

He added that, “The fire has been put out successfully. No life was lost in the incident. However, valuable property which estimates are not yet known were destroyed,” he said.

It is speculated that the property destroyed is worth millions of naira.

A departmental store were phones are sold gutted by the fire

Computer Village is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) accessories market.

The market is the largest ICT accessory market in Africa and it is a perfect competition market, under the umbrella of the Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN).

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