Popular Ogbe-Ijoh market, notorious for annual disaster is up in flames again, BigPen Online can report.
It was gathered that wide fire gutted the market early hours of Wednesday, in Warri, commercial nerve centre of Delta state.
The fire, an eyewitness said started from a small portion of the market and spread to other stalls.
The source blame the inferno on electrical surge but we could not verify independently what led to the fire outbreak as at press time.
Unconfirmed report however says soldiers deployed to the scene had prevented people from rescuing their wears following report that hoodlums are capitalising on the situation to loot.
The market has notoriety for yearly fire outbreak, Nigerian Tribune had reported sometime ago, adding that the market stores harbour illegally refined petroleum products which are ferried in plastic kegs from the creeks.