The popular Kogi Central Market in Kabba was razed down by fire.
The fire, which began on Monday morning, shocked and saddened traders and members of the community as it devoured multiple enterprises and sources of livelihood.
Sympathisers hurried to the site to stop the spread, but the ferocity of the blaze made it difficult.
Authorities are still investigating the origin of the incident, trying to ascertain if it was caused by an electrical failure, carelessness, or anything else.
Meanwhile, people in Kabba have criticised the lack of firefighting equipment on the market, which would have assisted in putting out the flames.