A Wednesday night inferno at the PZ market at Evboriaria, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State has razed 30 shops.

An electric surge was said to have caused the inferno, which also burnt an undisclosed amount of money as many shop owners could not retrieve their funds and other items in their respective shops in time.

The Council Chairman, Dr. Eric Osayande, visited the scene of the inferno and instructed Obosa Jolly Ogbeide, the Councillor representing Ward 6, to begin a need-assessment-exercise of the gutted market.

Instructions were also handed down to the Head of Local Government Administration (HOLGA), Kingsley Iyamu and the Director, Administrative and General Services (DAGS), Frank Osa-Idahosa, to work on a white paper draft for the approval of the market rebuilding.

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