The largest auto parts market in Ibadan at First Gate, has been manipulated by fire and many and almost all shops got burnt and properties destroyed.
Traders shout and stared as the fire which started in the early hours of Saturday raged on for many hours.
The distressed traders were said to have called the attention of the Oyo State Fire Service as others made frantic efforts to put out the fire.
Some Eyewitnesses explained that on their arrival to the market place, fire fighters men had difficulty in getting close to the spot of the fire as the pathway was blocked by shops.
The inflammable materials were also reported to have intensified the fire. The tyre tube section of the market suffered the most devastation.
As at the time of this report, no casualty was recorded but traders said valuables including fairly used tubes and spare parts worth millions of dollars have all been demolished and destroyed by the fire outbreak
See below, more photos from the fire outbreak…