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Traders, residents groan as fire ravages Oyo markets



Muideen Mustapha is one of the tailors in Sango Market, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Mustapha, who is usually referred to as Isekolowo among his customers, has been in the business for almost two decades.

He has invested much on his tailoring business and has carved a niche for himself as customers’ delight.

The middle-aged man’s investments have been destroyed as a result of a fire incident.

SPIRAL MEDIA TV reports that the market is a multi-commodity market where farm produce, building materials, finished goods, and food items are traded.

Apart from the traders, artisans such as carpenters and tailors like Mustapha can also be found in the market plying their trades.

SPIRAL MEDIA TV gathered that the fire incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday, 4th February, 2024.

Mustapha narrated that the incident had rendered him helpless.

He said, “My name is Muideen Mustapha, a fashion designer, alias Isekolowo. We left this place on Saturday, but around 2:40 am on Sunday, there was a high voltage of electricity.

“It is only God that knows where it started, but it was due to high voltage. We have been experiencing a poor supply of electricity for about three days before the incident.

“It was one of the security men that raised an alarm. He woke up other people and they called our Public Relations Officer who then called Agidigbo FM; they called the police and the fire service. They all came to help us.

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