Fire engulfs Lily Best supermarket around Unilag – See Photos
There was pandemonium around Abule Oja community few meters away from the popular University of Lagos, Unilag, in the early hours of this morning after one of the biggest supermarkets in the area, Lily Best supermarket, was engulfed by fire.
AmebosquareMedia gathered that the supermarket caught fire around 6:00am. During the process, residents tried to put off the fire but it got worse and spread into the next building.
It was learnt that the fire razed the supermarket, a nearby boutique and parts of the Next Salon along the Unilag road.
Unconfirmed reports have it that the rescue officers of the Lagos State Fire Service showed up late at the incident scene. A twitter user, Olumide Idowu tweeted that the “fire fighters claimed there was no water hours after a distress call was made” which prompted them showing up late.
The fire fighters reportedly arrived the scene accompanied by a Police van but they were chased away by area boys who had already put out the fire with properties worth millions of naira lost in the process.
Similarly, another fire incident was recorded at the Computer Village, Ikeja, few minutes ago. According to LASTMA who shared the information, the “fire has been put out by fire men.”
The fire incident has led to a traffic gridlock around the Computer Village axis but it moving gradually. This is due to the onlookers on the road according to LASTMA.
See photos of the incident scene courtesy Olumide Idowu below.