We’re going to need every single concerned Nigerian to summon the powers of 20 nosy Nigerian parents, because together, we have to get to the bottom of the person/people/thing causing these market fires.
But really, since October 2019, there have been fires in Benin, Kano, Anambra, with many multiple fires in Lagos. 2020 is just starting oh.
If you remember, a fire incident in 2019 produced this kind of hilarious, but definitely tragic attempt to put out a fire that was raging in Balogun market.
But just to get an idea of how serious and very unlikely to be a coincidence these fires are, here’s a rundown of some of the fires that have been running wild in Nigeria for the past couple of months:
Market fire on Martins Street, Lagos Island – January 2020.
This fire started on January 29th 2020. It was believed to be caused by a trader pouring fuel into a running generator.
Market fire in Mgbuka, Obosi, Anambra State, January 2020.
The flammable nature of the goods sold was blamed for the fire.
Ochanja market fire, Onitsha. November 2019.
Supposedly aused by a tanker explosion.
Kofar-Ruwa Yan Roji fire, Kano State. January, 2020.
Cause of fire unknown.
Ogbete market fire, Enugu. January, 2020.
Fire started in a foam shop. That’s the explanation. Hm.
Kara market fire, Berger. December 2019.
Guys, this fire started in New Year’s Eve, 2019. Hmm.
Akesan Marjet Fire, Oyo State. January 2020.
Obosi spare parts market fire. Anambra State. January 2020.
Cause of fire yet to be ascertained.
So guys, who thinks all of this is pure coincidence? Let’s see a show of hands.