Akesan Market with the largest concentration of commercial activities in Oyo town, Oyo State razed by fire …yesterday.
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At least three persons have allegedly been killed in Oyo town following gunshots by security operatives after some people protested against the failure of the fire-fighters in the town to respond to a ravaging fire incident at Akesan Market.
The fire, which started around 2:00 a.m., razed the market, leaving only a few shops and a filling station.
According to eyewitnesses, the fire-fighters, whose station is just opposite the market or some 20 metres away, could not respond.
Also, the Oyo Global Forum, a civic organisation in the ancient town, said: “Only a few shops and a filling station were not affected.