An early morning fire on Friday razed down the Abdulkadir Kure Ultra-Modern Market in Minna, destroying about 70 shops and goods worth millions of naira.
Daily Trust Saturday gathered that the fire started at about 06:00am from a tea seller’s shop and spread to other sections of the market.
Although the immediate cause of the fire was not known, witnesses said the tea seller might have left his stove alight.
The Chairman of the Kure Market Traders Association, Alhaji Yusuf, said he lost a truck with 400 gallons of palm oil worth N10,000 each.
The Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, who visited the market, described the incident as sad and unfortunate.