An early morning fire which escalated into a warehouse near the Ariaria International Market Aba has destroyed goods estimated at over 50 million naira.
The warehouse is situated at No. 5 Market Crescent/Umuode Road opposite Ekumi Plaza and all the items in the warehouse including kitchen utensils and other products, were completely burnt.
The Landlord of the building Paul Ajah said that the fire spread into the warehouse from across the compound.
He also said that the inferno could have been contained considering the quality of the building but was aided by the harmattan wind and escalated from items being burnt outside the building and spread over the wall fence into the warehouse.
He regretted the huge damage done to the goods and building which he said would gulp millions of naira to repair.
The owner of the warehouse Nobertgreat Atulegwu said he brought new stock into the place in December 2022. PULSE