Nursing mother and her three children burnt to death in Niger state

A woman and her three children, including a one-month-old baby, were burnt to death inside their apartment in the Nkangbe area of Minna, the
Niger state capital today June 10.
According to reports, the woman lived with her hubby and his other wife, Fati, inside the building. In the night, an intense fire engulfed
the building, burning her and her children to death while the second
wife and her two children suffered serious burns.
A neighbor who spoke on the incident, said the husband of both women usually stayed in Abuja where he worked and returned home
most weekends. The neighbor said at about 11pm, the women cried for help
after they noticed the intense fire in their home. The men of the fire
service responded to the distress call made to them but were seriously
hindered by the jammed doors and window burglaries in the home. The
cause of the fire is yet unknown.
“We tried as much as we could but we couldn’t get inside. With the help of the fire service, we rescued the second wife through the window
and she was wounded and had some burns. When we were able to get inside
as men of the fire service tried their best to rescue the second wife
and her children but before we could get inside their room, they were
already burnt.” a neighbor said
One of the men of the fire service said
“There were four casualties and the cause of the fire is not known. The people here say their transformer has been spoilt and they said the
people in the house did not put on the generator that night. Everything
in the house was burnt down, nothing could be salvaged. It is very
unfortunate. We are awaiting the arrival of our Controller to come and
access the house.”

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