Confusion as fire guts trailer park in Ibadan


Wale Oyewale, Ibadan

There was confusion at Akinyele community in Ibadan, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State on Wednesday, as a trailer park in the area went up in flames.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident happened around 4am as many shops and shacks were razed by the inferno.

Our correspondent was told that the property destroyed in the fire included food items, provisions, household wares, spare parts, kegs of diesel and other articles of trade.

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The Director of Operations, Oyo State Fire and Safety Services, Mr Adeleke Ismail, said, “The fire started from one of the dilapidated shops and spread to other shops. In an unorganised setting, we cannot determine the number of shops that were gutted by the fire. Only the containers and structures built with iron or blocks can be counted.”

Speaking to journalists in Ibadan, the media aide to the Caretaker Chairman of Akinyele LGA, Fagbemi Segun, said, “Early this morning, the Chairman, Mr Taoreed Adedigba, received a distress call on the fire incident at the trailer park.

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“The total number of shops that were razed by the fire is unknown, but we learnt that the fire started around 4am. For now, nobody can ascertain the source of the fire.”

It was gathered that the traditional ruler of the community, Oba James Odeniran, was on hand with security agencies, as efforts were made by firefighters to put out the fire.    ,,

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