Fire Raze down shops at Popular Oil Mill Market in Port Harcourt on Saturday, 11 March 2023


Residents, traders, and buyers at Oil Mill Market in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, came to the market on Saturday, 11 March 2023, to discover that he had been razed. Most shops had been affected by the fire. It was a great shock to them with no one knowing what was the cause of the fire.

Oil Mill Market Fire

Oil Mill Market Fire
Traders mourning their lost goods…

Oil Mill Market is located in the busy area of Port Harcourt city, along Aba Road. It was a weekly market until the cosmopolitan nature of Port Harcourt turned it gradually to a daily market. The market is mostly known for the sale of foodstuffs. You can also buy other goods like clothes, plastics, household items, and many more.

Goods and property worth millions of naira were destroyed following a fire incident at the oil mill market along Aba Road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Though the cause of the fire was not immediately ascertained, it was learnt that it started early Saturday when traders were still in their houses.

The Oil Mill Market is a popular mid-week market situated in Rumuokwurusi community in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers State, and the entire Rivers State Government, have not made any public statement or sympathetic visit concerning the fire incident.

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