DISASTER · ECONOMY

OYO MAIN COMMERCIAL CENTRE RAZED BY FIRE_Ehiabhi Femi

Tragedy struck in Oyo community as fire razed Akesan Market, the town’s main commercial centre in the early hours of Sunday, January 5th.

A source told newsmen that despite the nearness of Fire Service based in Oyo, they could not mobilise their men to stop the raging fire.

Fire workers said that the equipments were not working properly. So they had to mobilise fire fighters from Ogbomoshotown which is kilometres away after a massive damage, source disclosed.

“However, Ogbomoso fire fighter are currently fighting the fire and we hope it is stopped before further damage.

“We sympathise with our people, particularly men and women trading at Akesan. It is sad way to start the year,” the source added.

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