An overnight inferno has gutted the popular Oba Market in Benin City, Edo State.
First News learnt that the fire outbreak began on Sunday midnight.
As of the time of filing this report on Monday morning, efforts were still being made to put it out.
The cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained.
According to a tweet by the Federal Fire Service Zone K, “At about 1:00hrs this morning, Men of Federal Fire Service Zone K Edo command, turned out to combat a raging inferno at Oba market ring road Benin city Edo State. In attendance are Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air force, NPDC, and UNIBEN fire service.”