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Oyo to probe plank market fire

29 December 2015, 16:42

Ibadan - The Oyo State Government has said that it will  investigate the circumstances surrounding the fire incidents that engulfed the Sango Alaro plank market twice in three days, which resulted in losses estimated at several millions of naira.

Governor Abiola Ajimobi made this known when he paid a visit to the market which got burnt first on Christmas day, while another part was also razed in the early hours of Monday.

The governor was represented by the Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Yomi Layinka; the Head of Service, Soji Eniade; a former Secretary to the State Government, Ismail Olalekan-Alli; a former Special Adviser on Political Matters, Gbade Ojo; and a former Special Adviser on Security, Segun Abolarinwa, among others.

Also read: Fire guts Ketu Plank Market

Addressing newsmen after the delegation had inspected the burnt sections of the market, Layinka expressed concern that the market could record two fire incidences within three days.

Describing Ajimobi as peace-loving, the Governor’s spokesman said it cherished peace and anything that would make life more comfortable for the people of the state.

The government delegation appealed to the people, particularly the traders and members of the affected community to remain calm and shun any untoward act.

- News 24

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