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Onitsha Main Market, “Kano street” Guts Fire

A section of the popular main market in Onitsha, Anambra State is on fire. Kano street particularly has been burning since 2 am with no help in sight.

A trader At the main market has taken to his twitter handle to confirm the incident.

@AfamDeluxo “Onitsha main market, Kano street particularly has been burning since 2 am with no help in sight. Locals reached out to the Asaba fire service and they said Onitsha is not within their jurisdiction. It’s a shame that we don’t have an active Fire Department in Onitsha main market”. He said.

Confirming the incident, Fire Chief, Engr Martin Agbili said his men were promptly deployed to the area immediately he was alerted.

He said: “At about 0220hrs (2.20am) of Monday 28-11-2022, Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of fire outbreak at Kano Street behind Main Market, Onitsha.

“However, we deployed our fire truck and firefighters to scene of fire and they have been working there. They have gone for refilling of the fire truck twice.”

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