An inferno Saturday night razed part of the popular Santana Market along Sapele Road by Oba Eradiawa junction Benin City, Edo State.
Eye9ja reports that the helpless residents of the area, could not subdue the fire disaster due to the intensity of the blaze that razed down goods worth millions of Naira.
This online news platform gathered that security operatives were on ground to prevent hoodlums from catching-in on the fire to loot shops.
The cause of the inferno is still yet to be ascertained as at the time of this report, however, sources blamed the blaze on power surge that occurred in one of the shops in the market when power was restored on Saturday night.
Also, in amateur video of the blaze posted on Facebook, some Nigerians could be seen shouting “Oh, Santana market is burning now, nobody can help.
“Fire fighters are not here. See people’s goods burning. Oh my God!”
Although no casualty has been reported as at Press time, the Edo State government firefighters were said not to have shown up despite calls, reaching them for help.
Residents told newsmen, that all efforts was made to reach the fire fighters via a mobile line to help put off the fire, which began at about 10pm on Saturday night, but there was no response.