Phil Hallmark, the biggest shopping mall in Benin, Edo State, razed down completely, by a fire that started around 3a.m today.
I Can Authoritatively Confirm To you the goods in that shopping mall is worth more than half a billion naira.
It was gathered that fire gutted the only ultra modern shopping mall in Benin, Edo State last night. Managing Director of the Super Mart Mr Philip Edigin said that the fire started at about 12 mid night.
He disclosed that all effort to get the State fire service to come to their rescue proved abortive as the fire service told him they have no diesel to work. He said he was later able to get help from the Nigeria Air force fire service, IDSL NPDC and before the State fire service came at about 6am.
Meanwhile a supervisor in the State Fire Service Mr Franklin Agbonlahor appealed to government for urgent upgrade of facilities and equipment of the fire service.