•••We declined going there due to security reasons – Fed. Fire Service
According to report reaching InsightMedia, popular Oja Oba market in Ikirun, Ifelodun local government area of Osun State was razed by fire in the early hours of Saturday.
It was gathered that the fire, which started around midnight could not be quenched for several hours as efforts to reach the state fire service were unproductive.
DAILY POST reports that all the numbers given out by Osun Fire Service for Osogbo, Ikirun and Ile-Ife could not be reached as they were all switched off.
A source who later spoke to DAILY POST disclosed that he finally reached the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Osun Fire Service after which he promised to swing into action.
According to her, on contacting the Federal Fire Service, Osun Command, the PRO, Adijat Basiri revealed that she got information that they were later alerted about the fire.
She said, “We declined going there due to security reasons. We requested for security back-up but couldn’t get one because Ikirun is a hot zone where we are usually attacked. This has occurred about twice in the past.”
As at the time of this report, numbers to the Osun Fire Service could not be reached to get their own side of the story.