A report from Benue state says many shops and goods have been destroyed in a fire at the Makurdi modern market.
Radio Nigeria gathered that the fire which started at about 6PM on Tuesday, destroyed provisions, clothes, electronics and fabrics.
An eye witness, John Chukwudi said firemen could not put off the inferno as the fire fighting vehicle could not pump water.
Victims were seen evacuating their belongings while others were lamenting over losses.
The cause of the fire could not be ascertained as at the time of this report and the damage has not been financially quantified.