Again, Fire Gut Karmo Market for the Third Time, Traders Count Losses

Traders in Karmo Market, Abuja were left with nothing when fire broke out around 12:30am on Wednesday night.

According to eyewitness, over 500 shops were razed in the inferno which lasted hours before the men of the fire service put it under control.

Speaking exclusively with LEADING REPORTERS, a neighbor to the victim stated that.

“My neighbor has a shop in the market and we were called around past 12: am yesterday night, we rushed there and saw that everything in the shop was burnt down”

Scene of the fire incident

“When it happened last year, we were able to recover some valuables because it happened in the daytime, but unfortunately, this happened in the midnight, we lost everything to the fire”.

“The fire burnt the yam section of the market down to the mosque, over 500 shops worth million of naira has gone down the drain again”

This incident is coming barely year when the market was burnt down.

The first happened in 2017, the second 2021 and 2022.

The cause of the fire still remain unknown as at press time.

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