Fire razed down popular old automobile spare parts market Awada in Anambra State in the early hours of Saturday, 11th January 2020. The fire outbreak reportedly wasted goods and properties worth millions of naira.
An Igbo trader according to report collapsed after seeing the fire effect on his belongings and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano said the state’s Fire Service received a distress call of fire outbreak at the market at about 1.42 am.
The governor revealed that there was no loss of life neither was there any case of injury reported at the time of writing of the incident. However, Willie Obiano said he shared in the sorrow of the traders whose goods have been affected by the unfortunate incident at this time of the year.
At about 1.42am today, Anambra State Fire Service received a distress call of fire outbreak at Old Motor Spare Parts Market, Mgbuka, Obosi
I understand that immediately, they deployed Fire trucks & firefighters to the scene to fight the fire & ensure total control of the inferno pic.twitter.com/CHSXv6hKkY
— Gov Willie Obiano (@WillieMObiano) January 11, 2020
“And like our administration has always done. We won’t leave them in the cold but will investigate the fire outbreak and support them in the rebuilding process. “I must commend the gallantry of our Firemen and thank ndị Anambra who came out at that time of the night to assist and support the firefighters during fire fighting,” Obiano said.
The Governor promised that his administration will do everything humanly possible to put a stop the incessant fire outbreak in the state. The promise became most appropriate after the state previously suffered a fire outbreak in October when a petrol tanker exploded in Upper Iweka by Ochanja market.
Thereafter, about 48 hours later, there was yet another explosion along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway by Bessoy filling station, Onitsha.