Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service said angry mobs have refused its officials access to the Alaba International Market.
A fire incident occurred in the popular Alaba International Market in the Ojo area of Lagos State on Friday afternoon.
In a tweet, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the incident in a terse statement by the agency’s director, Adeseye Margaret.
“Report reaching Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service indicates shops at the popular Alaba International Market, Ojo, Lagos are on Fire. However, Fire Crew from Ojo, Sari-Iganmu and Ajegunle are being turned back by angry mobs from performing their statutory duty but are presently on standby.
“The agency is consequently collaborating with Security Agents to address it.”
It is instructive to confirm that shanties and not shops are however on Fire. pic.twitter.com/yn7jhcL1TU
— Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service (@LagosRescue) May 5, 2023