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Fire Razes Grandex Supermarket in Ibadan

Another fire outbreak was again recorded in Ibadan as a section of the supermarket, known as Grandex store, belonging to the wife of former governor of Oyo state Mrs Florence Ajimobi was gutted by fire.

It was gathered that the fire outbreak was caused by electrical fault.

The fire outbreak which occurred in the evening affected many products at the store before the arrival of fire fighters.

Our correspondent who was at Osuntokun, Bodija, where the store was situated reported that combined efforts by the team of federal fire service and its counterpart in Oyo state prevented the fire from causing total damage to the store.

In an interview, an eyewitness in the area, Mr Bamidele Osinowo said he called fighters following distress calls for assistance from the workers who could not put out the fire.

Mr Osinowo said there was reading newspapers in the area when he suddenly saw smokes which also prompted other men who were around render assistance.

A team leader of the firefighter who did not want his name mentioned said the fire caused by overloading of electrical gadget occurred.

As the time filing this report, security personnel were on ground to secure the area while families, friends and former aids to the late governor of oyo state, mr abiola ajimobi were evacuating products that were not damaged by the fire.

Rotimi Famakin  

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