By Tinuade Salami & Mayowa Tella
Shop owners at University Road Abule-Oja bus-stop whose stalls were razed down by fire in the
early hours of Monday have started counting their losses barely 24 hours after the incident.
According to Unilag Radio/Tv correspondents who visited the site on Tuesday, shop owners
with truck drivers were seen evacuating the wreckage from the site.
Our reporter gathered that the fire was caused by one of the cables from the pole of Power
Holding Company of Nigeria that fell on the roof of one of the shops which resulted in a spark
that led to the fire outbreak.
Goods worth over 30 Million Naira were reported to have been destroyed by the inferno
Eyewitness, a hair stylist around the place of the incident explained that the fire would have
been put out if the distress call put across to UNILAG fire service had been heeded.
Also affected by the inferno was a school behind the shops.
Meanwhile, neighbors leaving around the supermarket had expressed their shock and sympathy
over the unfortunate incident stating that they would miss the services offered by the shops in
One of the stalls, a popular supermarket known as ‘’Lilly Best’’ has been serving both the
neighborhood and UNILAG community for over a decade.