Democracy Day Celebration goes sour due to Fire outbreak in Benin-City

Many Nigerians across the country were celebrating the Nigeria Democracy day on Wednesday, as some were busy weeping and see no reason to celebrate as there were number of losses recorded in Edo State.

In the early hour of Wednesday, June 12, fire consume over 30 shops at Evboriaria in Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo State.

The fire accident was reported to be caused by electricity defect in one of the shops.

The fire started at midnight while the shops were still locked.

Victims have since begun to recount their loss as many claimed that they left sizable amounts of money in their shops.

One of the victims, Blessing Justina who owns a beauty shop said she was informed about the fire by a relative but could not remove anything from her shop.

While confirming the report, Chairman of Ikpoba-Okha local government area, Eric Osayande, who visited the scene to ascertain the actual cause of the fire and has directed the Councillor, Ward 6, Hon. Obosa Jolly Ogbeide, to embark on needs assessment exercise of the burnt market.

Osayande was also reported to have directed the Head of Local Government Administration (HOLGA), Barr. Kingsley Iyamu and Director, Administrative and General Services (DAGS), Mr. Frank Osa-Idahosa to both prepare a draft for approval to rebuild the market.