Goods worth millions of Naira were lost as fire razed shops and shades in Masaka market of Nasarawa State, few Kilometers from the country’s capital.
The fire happened in the early hours of Sunday, at around 12am in the morning – 23/07/2017.
The inferno occurred at the heart of the Market, which is the most busiest part of the market.
Attempts by the Fire Service to quench the fire were futile as perpetrators damaged their pipes.
The market is the biggest market in Karu L.G.A of the state, bringing buyers and sellers from various part of the country.

Hoodlums used the opportunity to burgle unaffected shops and carter away with items such as bags of grains. The unlucky ones were caught by a team of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria.
According to reports, 2 people were feared dead.

“Father send your rain,” a woman cried as the fire was still on in the early hours of Sunday.

“My brother’s shop got burnt,” a Trader said.
“I was called around 12am that the Market is on fire, till now i am still shocked,” a Woman said.
“Two people lost their lives in the fire. The place where we do keep our meats was burnt,” a Meat seller said.

Others lamented their loss sorrowfully.

Presently the cause of the fire is uncertain as investigations are going on by security operatives.

— Reporting from the Scene.
Photos below.
Source: Nairaland

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