Anxious faces of traders dotted the scene as fire gutted a section of the international building materials market in Dei-Dei area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Popularly called ‘New Market’, it is one of the biggest and busiest markets located within Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of the nation’s Capital.

As at the time of reporting, men of the Federal Fire Service (FFS), who responded to the traders’ distress call, were said to have requested for reinforcement as their equipment could not contain the inferno.

However, some of the traders, who spoke with our correspondent, said it was difficult to immediately ascertain what could have caused the fire.

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