Furious Jos youths have stoned operatives of the Plateau State Firefighters after arriving late to a scene of a fire incident behind Jos Central Mosque.
The Market deals in fairly used interior furniture and beddings.
According to the chairman of the market, Muhammad Idris, the fire incident was caused by a spark from a transformer close to the area which had subsequently destroyed property worth millions of naira.
The action of the hoodlums according to eyewitnesses could be connected to the late arrival of firefighters who were said to have arrived about 30 minutes after the fire had destroyed the market.
Our correspondent observed that while the traders and some youths were busy pouring water to put out the fire, the firefighters arrived but some angry youths frustrated them.
The youths took stones, wood and iron and pelted the truck, smashing its windscreen and also damaging other parts of the vehicle.
When contacted, an official of the fire service said the delay of their arrival was due to the lack of diesel in the truck.