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By Ifeizu Joe
A mysterious fire broke out in the early hours of Tuesday, at Onitsha main market, in Anambra State.
Main Market, Onitsha is reputed to be the biggest market in West Africa, and hosts a large population of traders, who are mainly importers of goods, and deal in varied products.
A source, Mr Barth Ifediora who raised alarm over the fire said the fire broke out early morning on Tuesday, in a section of the market known as White House.
White House is the office of the leaders of the market, an expansive two story building and hosts several offices, halls for meetings in the first and second floor, while the ground floor host shops.
A source said: “The area mostly affected by the fire is the block of shops under the white house, where expensive lace materials are sold.”
Martin Agbili, the fire service boss in Anambra could not be reached as at the time of filing this report.
Traders have however been mobilized to the market to fight the fire.