Early morning fire destroys block of five shops with goods worth thousands of naira at Galadimawa village in Abuja on Sunday.
The shops include a provision stores, salon, a patent medicine and interior decoration facilities as well as mattresses and rugs mini depots.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the incident, which started at around 1a.m., lasted for an hour and was later put off by fire fighters from the Federal Fire Service.
The fire is suspected to have been caused by electrical faults from one of the shops.
Mr Emeka Obi, an eye-witness, told NAN that the owner of the mini depot got supplies twice a year.
According to him, the proprietor of the depot recently got supplies for the second half of the year and everything had been destroyed by the fire.
“Only God can intervene in my friend’s business.” Obi added.