Fire guts Onitsha plastic market


A plastic market in Amobi street, Onitsha, Anambra state was on Friday morning gutted by fire, leaving millions of goods destroyed.

The inferno, which started around 1.50am, was said to have affected one of the plazas in the market.

The Nation however learnt that no casualty was recorded in the incident as the fire was reportedly extinguished with the help of fire fighters and other sympathisers in the area.

Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident, saying investigation has commenced to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.

He said: “On 5/3/2021 at about 1:50am, there was a fire outbreak at a plaza located at plastic market by Amobi street Onitsha in Anambra State.

“Police operatives led by DPO, CPS Onitsha SP Ifeanyi Iburu quickly mobilised to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent looting and further catastrophe.

“Fire Service was equally contacted and they responded promptly.The fire was extinguished with the help of fire fighters and other sympathizers in the area.

“No loss of life and no injury have been reported. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain extent of damage and circumstances surrounding the incident.”


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