Fire guts Otukpo main market, destroys goods worth millions of naira

By Rosemary Peter

Again, fire has razed down part of Otukpo main market in Benue state, the second time this year.

The fire which started about 8:00 am in Lagos line, spread fast into another section and destroyed good worth millions of naira on Wednesday morning.

The arrival of Otukpo fire service officials who help put out the fire prevented what would have been a total raze down of the market.

On March, 16, 2020 Otukpo main market was gutted by midnight inferno which destroyed goods worth millions of Naira.

Governor Samuel Ortom donated N50m to the traders to help cushion the effect of the inferno

Chairman of Otukpo council Hon. George Alli, who confirmed the incident said he has taken steps to addressed incessant fire outbreak in the market and appealed to traders to be calm.

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