Police in Anambra have ordered investigation into the old Automobiles spare parts Market Awada, Anambra State.
Stock worth millions were destroyed in the blaze on Saturday afternoon.
The cause of the fire was yet to be known, buy, one person reportedly collapsed during the incident, which occurred around 01:30:am, according to security sources.
The Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said, “the Commissioner of Police has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident”.
He said the Commissioner of Police, John Abang who visited the scene, sympathized with the victims
of the inferno.
According to him, “Today, 11/1/2020 at about 01:30:am, there was a fire outbreak at old Automobiles spare parts market Awada.
“Following the distress call, Police patrol team led by DPO Awada Division CSP Tony Adeyi rushed to the scene and alerted the fire service department and other emergency units which also responded promptly and put off the fire.
“Meanwhile, the area was cordoned off by the Police to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation to loot.
“One person whose identity is yet unknown collapsed and was taken to the hospital for medical attention”, the statement said.