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Goods worth millions destroyed as fire guts Kogi market


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Fire razes the Central Market in Kabba, situated in the Kogi West senatorial district of the State, in the early hours of Monday, resulting in the destruction of properties estimated at millions of naira.

Eyewitnesses reported that the fire commenced around 5 am, rapidly spreading through the lively stalls and shops that characterize the market.

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Despite the immediate response of sympathizers attempting to combat the inferno and contain its progression, helpless shop owners watched as their investments went up in flames.

The market, known for its diverse offerings, ranging from fresh produce to textiles and electronics, now stands as a somber reminder of the economic impact of this calamity.

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Authorities are actively investigating the cause of the fire, exploring possibilities such as electrical faults, negligence, or any other contributing factors.

Meanwhile, members of the community have expressed discontent over the absence of firefighting equipment at the market.