Thirteen shops in Agbara market along the Lagos-Badagry were razed by fire in the early hours of Wednesday, April 24.

The cause of the fire which affected the shops has yet to be confirmed.

The Agbara Fire Department responded to the incident at exactly 5.57 am, by which time eyewitnesses said that extensive damage had already been done.

Safety Record gathered that two shop owners, Mr David Buka and Mrs. Funmi Olabode, were able to evacuate their goods before the inferno caught up with their shops.

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Olabode said she was alerted to the situation by a good Samaritan while Buka said he was fortunate to have arrived his store just in the nick of time.

“I don’t even know what to say; I live nearby, and I woke up early because today is supposed to be our market day, only for me to meet this situation,” Buka.

Efforts to reach the Agbara Fire department and victims of the inferno proved abortive as of press time.

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