Fire destroys popular Bodija market; Traders lose Properties, Goods


A fire outbreak has reportedly gutted the popular Bodija market on Monday, July 11, destroying valuable goods and properties.

According to reports, the fire started from a section of the market and spread to other sections of the market.

The cause of the fire outbreak is yet to be known.

The Director of Operations, Oyo State Fire Service, Ismail Adeleke, said that although the service got the distress call very late, operatives were able to put off the fire.

He said:

”We received a call at 5:35am and we moved to the market and put out the fire immediately.

“There was no loss of life and nobody was injured in the incident. We were informed late. We didn’t receive any call from the people in the market, it was a policeman in Yemetu area that called and we responded swiftly.”

Adeleke urged residents of Oyo state to always put safety measures in place to prevent fire outbreaks and call fire service immediately if there is an outbreak.