An early morning inferno on Tuesday razed several shops in Atakumosa Central Market, Adeti, Ilesha area of Osun state.
Traders in the market were shocked as goods worth millions of Naira got destroyed by fire.
The fire which started around 1.00am on Tuesday, affected several shops located at the entrance of the market, and was later quenched by combined effort of the police and firemen.
The Administrative Officer of Osun State Fire Service, Fatai Aremu said that despite early response to the distress call, barriers at the entrance of the affected shops did not allow the firemen access.
He added that the damage caused by the fire incident was severe, as he claimed that the cause of the incident had not been ascertained.
Folashade Odoro, the spokesperson for Osun State Police Command explained that the command quickly deployed policemen to the scene of the incident to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the inferno to loot. She added that no life was lost in the inferno.