“Immediately they got there, they discovered that some shops were still intact and they tried as much as possible to cut the spread.
“About eight shops were affected. And what were discovered in those shops were Cocoa, cashew nuts and some baskets. Those are the major things.
“So, it was only eight shops that were affected. Let us now go to the main cause, the people there, having known that they have property worth millions of naira, they also have a dump site, they burnt it and left.
“They set it ablaze but did not wait to monitor it. These are some of the mistakes that our people make.
“I believe that there should be a distance between your shop and dump site; they set the dump site ablaze and went home. It was the fire from the dump site that spread to those shops,” he disclosed.