An onlooker who wanted not to be mentioned disclosed to us that all endeavors to arrive at the State Fire Service demonstrated failed as the state-possessed fire office whined of not having water and fuel available to them.
”Oga, you can see everything by yourself. When the fire started, we called the fire service. All they could say was that there was no water and fuel to come and help.
”Oga, see Oba market, see fire service office here; just behind this building, and they said they don’t have water and fuel. You can imagine”
Also, the state woman leader, Madam Blackky Ogiamien said she was surprised when she received a distress call concerning the incident.
”I received a call from one of my members saying Oba market was on fire around 1 am to 2 am. I quickly rushed down from my house at Dumez road and thank God for the fire men from the Government House, else the whole market would have been burnt down.
”Since the closure of markets in Benin, we have not had any fire incident, the government just reopen this market and see what is happening.
We are still thinking of what can be done concerning that of Ekiosa that happened last year and this one has happened, making the whole thing more worrisome,” he added.