An early Friday morning fire has destroyed the popular Plastics Market in Onitsha, Anambra State.
There was no loss of life, probably because by 1.50am when the fire started, nobody was in the market.
The fire started at a plaza located in the Plastics Market.
Spokesperson for Anambra State Police Command, Chief Superintendent of Police Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying that Police operatives led by Divisional Police Officer of Central Police Station (CPS) Onitsha, Superintendent of Police Ifeanyi Iburu, quickly mobilised to the scene and cordoned off the Area to prevent looting and further catastrophe.
According to Mohammed, the Fire Service Department was equally contacted and they responded immediately to scene.
”The fire was extinguished with the help of fire fighters and other sympathizers in the area. No loss of life and no injury have been reported. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain extent of damage and circumstances surrounding the incident,” he said.