|Alaafin of Oyo's Palace|
The wives of the monarch lamented as they counted their loss, princesses Folasade (a.k.a Iyaa Meta), Rukayat and Abibat said that they lost all their valuables to the inferno. the fire which started at about 6.00 pm raged on for about 3 hours, when the fire fighter arrived at the scene an hour later, a huge damage has been done to the palace
Alhaji Azeez Fehintola, Alaafin’s Media Assistant, who addressed Journalist , said, “The extent of the damage is beyond my imagination. I broke down in tears when I saw the havoc. The fire outbreak was caused by electrical surge, it started around 6am and lasted three hours.