How Edo State Fire Service Allowed Santana Market Burns To Ashes
It was a tragic moment for traders in Santana Market in Benin City, Edo State on Saturday night after
Traders rushed to the venue weeping and rolling on the floor as they watched their life savings burned into ashes.
One of the victims of the market
NAIJA CENTER correspondent who was on the ground watched the event as it unfolded.
Dogo rushed to the market after getting a hint of the incident. He immediately dialed the Fire Service’s number but was not reachable.
Desperate, the caretaker ran frantically to the office but the officials claimed they didn’t have fuel in their vehicles.
Dogo ran to the nearest fuel station and bought fuel in their vehicle, however, at the time the Fire Service arrived at the scene, it was almost out of control.
“They were there for hours, at the time they started, they put off the fire at the entrance and claimed they were out of water. They drove off while the man was devastated”
Dogo, our correspondent gathered own many shops with his wife and the family owns the land in which the market is built on.