A 35 year-old man, Adam, his wife, Maryam and their three children were early this morning in an inferno that razed their residence at Bukuru metropolis of Jos-South Local Government Area in Plateau State.
The couple’s first child, Amina, who has been living with her grandparents is the only surviving member of the family.
The fire incident, according to neighbours started at about 3:30am from the poorly constructed wooden kitchen of their one-bedroom apartment.
Another neighbour, Yusuf Abubakar, said they were finally able to put out the fire around 4am but the family had already been consumed.
Tyopev Terna, Assistant Superintendent of Police who is also Plateau State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident and said the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites