Traders have lamented the damage caused by a fire that razed a section of a popular market in Ebonyi State, Eke Market Afikpo.
It was reported that the fire occurred in the late hours of Tuesday.
According to some of the traders, goods worth millions of naira were destroyed by the inferno.
It was gathered that no life was lost.
As the fire outbreak raged, it was gathered that traders, who were caught up in surprises made efforts to salvage their goods without success, because of its intensity.
Newsmen reports that efforts to put out the fire by the Ebonyi State Fire Service Station in Afikpo Council Area failed.
However, youths in the area mobilised and stopped the fire from spreading.