Tragedy struck in Oyo Town in the early hours of Sunday, January 5, 2020, as fire razed Akesan Market, the town’s main commercial centre.
According to information obtained on Oyo Global Forum, only few shops and a filling station are yet to be affected as of now.
“Unfortunately, the Fire Service based in Oyo and just less than 20 metres to the Market could not mobilise to stop the raging fire. The Service said its equipment was not functioning. Fire fighters then had to be mobilised from Ogbomoso Town, several kilometres away, after a massive damage.
“We condemn this failure of fire service but we will respond more appropriately on this later.
“However, Ogbomoso fire fighter are currently fighting the fire and we hope it is stopped before further damage.
“We sympathise with our people, particularly men and women trading at Akesan. It is sad way to start the year,” the group added.