The popular Saraki Market, in Ita-Ama, Ilorin the Kwara State capital was on Wednesday gutted by fire destroying goods worth several millions of naira.
The Kwara State Fire Service Public Relations Officer, Malam Mohammed Kazeem, who confirmed the incident said the fire could have been caused by an electrical spark.
He added that combined efforts of firefighters and sympathizers reduced the impact of the inferno–which was said to have razed over 60 shops destroying food items and drinks.
Meanwhile, the traders have appealed to the administration of Gov Abdulfatah Ahmed come to their aid, saying that their main source of livelihood have been lost to the ravaging fire.
The Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Tajudeen Zulu-Oloje, expressed sympathy for the traders and promised that the council will provide relief to the victims within the available resources.