An inferno has reportedly gutted the popular Ipata market in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The fire incident was reported to have happened on Thursday night and to have destroyed goods worth millions of naira.
While confirming the incident in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, the spokesman of Kwara state fire service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, said the incident started at about 22.31 hours on Thursday night.
According to Adekunle, not less than 15 cattle, 15 sheep, 15 rams and over 25 goats were burnt to ashes in the fire disaster.
The statement further revealed that three shops and a big shed constructed with planks for goat sellers was destroyed by the fire incident which was put off by firefighters.
The fire incident emerged from burning refuse and spread to a nearby ranch where some animals were kept.
However, over 470 shops were saved from the ravaging fire by firefighters, Adekunle noted in the statement.