Fire Guts Onitsha Main Market.


March 21, 2023.

Azonuchechi Chukwu.

A fire outbreak that occurred at Main Market in Onitsha North Local Government Area of Anambra State has burnt some shops and destroyed property worth millions of Naira.

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, said the fire broke out early morning of 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-storey building and hosts several offices, halls for meetings in the first and second floor, while the ground floor hosts 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.”

Confirming the incident, the Director/Chief Fire Officer of Anambra State Fire Service, Engr. Martins Onyedịkachukwu Agbili, said he promptly deployed his men to the scene of the incident when he received a distress call about it.

As of the time of filing this report, the level of destruction caused by the fire has not been ascertained. It could also not be ascertained if there was any casualty.  (

Azonuchechi Chukwu
Azonuchechi Chukwu
Ms Azonuchechi Chukwu has a BSC holder in mass communication Ebonyi State University

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