Tragedy struck in navy Town, Lagos when a section of the Mammy Market was consumed by an inferno
However, the fire was said to have been contained by the Lagos state fire service after a lot of damages have been done.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, but eye witnesses confirmed that a portion of the Mammy Market of the Nigerian Navy Town Ojo, Lagos was consumed by the Wednesday early morning fire.
Independent gathered that goods worth million Naira were feared lost to the inferno.
The fire which reportedly started at 3am according to witnesses account, consumed most of the market areas where children’s clothes and other perishable items were being sold.
Although the fire has been contained by the Lagos state fire service and other fire truck from the naval ordnance depot, goods worth million naira were feared to have been lost to the fire. As at the time of writing this report, the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.
This is not the first time a the Nigerian Navy Town Ojo would be experiencing a fire incident.
In May 2014 a fire incident that killed two children of a naval rating in the barracks also took place. A naval rating, simply identified as Udofia, lost two of his children, Emmanuela and Michael, aged 18 months old and five years old, respectively to that fire incident.
In a related development, two persons were on Wednesday killed in a fire incident which completely razed over 100 structures in Small Kuramo located along the Lekki Beach Road, Lagos Island Local Government. The victims of the fire incidents were a 27-year-old man identified as Azeez and a young female adult simply named, Kemi both of whom were sleeping when the fire broke out at about 3:00 a.m.