ONITSHA – Many shops at a plaza located along Kano Street, beside Onitsha Main Market in Anambra State have been razed down by an early morning fire.

It was gathered that the fire started at around 1 am on Monday, and the men of the Anambra State fire service are currently battling to extinguish it.

A trader, whose identity was not ascertained, said so far, goods worth millions of naira, including sacramentals, wines, babies, and women’s hair attachments were engulfed by the inferno.

Although no clue has been obtained as to the actual cause of the incident as of press time, sources said it might not be unconnected with some disputes among the importers and major stakeholders at the plaza.

The Chief firefighter in Anambra State, Martin Agbili, confirmed the incident, saying that he promptly deployed his men in the area when he was alerted.

He said, “The fire started around 1 am, and I quickly deployed my men there.

“So far, they have gone to refill the fire trucks with water twice, and our men have gone to refill a third time.”

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