Fire has destroyed goods worth millions of naira at the Ogunpa market in Agbokojo in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Traders who are affected by the incident are currently counting their losses as a result of a fire outbreak that ravaged parts of the market on Friday.
Daily Post reports that the inferno started in the early hours of Friday.
Items worth millions of naira, such as concrete mixers, mattresses, and equipment for automobile repairs, were among the valuables gutted by the fire.
One of the victims, Abdul-Jelil Oladimeji, who specialises in the repair of car shafts, lamented that he lost equipment worth several millions of naira.
The chairman of the Ogunpa Labaowo Plant Mechanic Association, Azeez Ibrahim, alleged that the fire outbreak occurred as a result of a surge in power supply to the area.
Ibrahim, who further stated that many concrete mixers and their engines had been destroyed by fire, appealed to the state government to come to their aid.