Scores of traders in Ketu plank market in Lagos State, were displaced on Sunday, even as they are currently counting their losses following an inferno which gutted their plank market.
Though the cause of the fire outbreak on the market located at Demurin street could not be ascertained but the traders have lamented the inferno saying it will have adverse effects on their source of livelihood especially at the Yuletide season.
The traders who claimed the incident has caught them unawares urged the state government to rally round them.
One of them, Mrs Yetunde Ewuoso said she lost items worths N9m to the inferno while another Madam Binuyo Olusola said she lost items worth N5.8m.
Another trader Alhaja Asanike Ebudola who lost items and N300,000 cash to the inferno said she lost about N420,000 to a robbery attack on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.
Mrs Ebudola said the news of the fire incident on the plank market could not be forgotten. ” I was a victim of a robbery attack about a month ago and just recuperating when this one occurred. I loaned N1m to put myself in order. Look at what has happened again,”