A couple and their daughter have been reportedly burnt to death while asleep during a fire incident in Kafanchan town in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Details of what caused the fire incident remain sketchy as residents said they only saw smoke coming out of the house around 11 pm on Tuesday night.
A neighbour of the victims, Maikano Abdullahi, who also lost his properties to the inferno, explained that all efforts made by those who came to the house to rescue the family members from the fire failed.
He said the fire started around 11:03 pm.
“I woke up upon hearing my wife shouting for help as fire gutted Zainab’s room which is next to our room.
”What happened was terrible. We tried our best to break the door at the time of the fire incident but we couldn’t enter because the door was locked. Unfortunately, the couple; Abdurrahman Abdullahi aka Danjummai, his wife, Zainab Nuhu, and their daughter, Husna, all lost their lives in the inferno before we succeeded in breaking the door,” he said
He explained that those around could hear the wife’s scream for help, lamenting that they couldn’t do anything to help as the fire had gutted the room.
The deceased, Danjummai, is a staff with Nigeria Railway Corporation.
The Jama’a Emirate Council through the Madakin Jama’a and the District Head of Fada, Alhaji Audi Muhammad, and the Council Chairman, Jema’a Local Government, Yunana Barde, paid a condolence visit to the family members of the deceased at their home in Jema’a Street, Kafanchan after the burial according to Islamic rites.