Gunmen suspected to be political thugs have ablaze the Igbo-dominated Akere Spare Parts Market, Olodi-Apapa in the Ajegunle area of Lagos State Wednesday.
According to a viral video, the thugs killed a security guard who was appealing to the hoodlums not to set the market on fire.
Another report claimed a body was recovered from the burnt market.
Channel TV reports that the Lagos State Fire Service, however, said its Ajegunle fire station has subdued the fire.
In a statement signed by the Director of the Service, Margaret Adeseye, said the Service was alerted of the fire outbreak at about 03:28 on Wednesday.
She said the Ajegunle Fire Station upon arrival discovered that rows of shops that traded in auto spare parts were on fire.
This, she said, led the Sari-Iganmu and Ilupeju Fire Crews of the Agency to join the team to subdue the raging fire and salvage a nearby filling station with a fully loaded 33,000 litres PMS tanker, amongst other adjoining buildings.
Adeseye disclosed that a male adult with gunshot wound was recovered around the scene of the incident.
The Fire Service said the cause of the fire is suspicious and will require detailed investigation to ascertain.