Tuesday, December 6, 2011


On sunday, December 4, 2011 at about 4pm in the evening fire broke out in Mile 12 market and brought down a section where Okoro and Tomatoes are sold. According to the general secretary Mile 12 perishable and foodstuff market,Alhaji Mohammed Abdul, the fire was brought about by a spark from one of the shops after Power Holdiing Company of Nigeria brought power with too much voltage. The damage according to Abdul is worth millions of Naira. Millions of Naira were also burnt with the shops. One of the shop owners had about N1.5 million in the shop which was intended to be taken to the bank the following morning. Another had N1.3 million in the shop which was meant to be banked the following morning. Others had undisclosed amount in their respective shops says Abdul. Picture above shows a labourer clearing the remains of the burnt Market on December 6, 2011 at Mile 12, in Lagos Nigeria.

Okoro and Tomato section of the Market that was burnt.

Victims of the fire being prayed for by Muslim cleric at the venue of the fire incident on December 6, 2011

A wheel barrow pusher taking away the remains of the burnt items.

Labourers trying to dismantle an installation in the burnt Mile 12 market on December 6, 2011

Affected shop owners, discussing

Alhaji Mohammed Abdul, general secretary Mile 12 perishable and foodstuff Market association says that the shops will be built back very soon.

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