The Popular Oba Market in Benin, Edo State has been gutted by fire.

The fire outbreak started at midnight and efforts to put it out are ongoing as of 09.00am on Monday The Punch reports.

The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

In a tweet by the Federal Fire Service Zone K, it was revealed that they are putting out the fire.

The tweet read: “At about 1:00hrs this morning Men of Federal Fire Service Zone K Edo command turned out to combat a raging inferno at Oba market ring road Benin city Edo State. In attendance are Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air force, NPDC, and UNIBEN fire service.”