- The cause of the fire could not be ascertained at the moment, eyewitness said it started around 12:30am in the main market.
- LASEMA and Lagos State fire service and Federal fire service as at 6.am were still battling to put out the raging fire, while rescue operation continues.
Ladipo Plank Market, a well-known market in Lagos State, was destroyed along with other commodities and property after it caught fire at midnight.
Nonetheless, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, affirmed that no lives were lost in the incident.
Oke-Osanyitolu said, “The agency responded to distress calls and arrived at the above scene of the incident to discover that the plank market was being gutted by fire.
“Fortunately, there is no loss of life. However, goods and property yet to be enumerated have been destroyed due to the inferno.”
As of 6am, officials of LASEMA, the Lagos State Fire Service, and the Federal Fire Service are still engaged in efforts to put out the fire.