A tragic incident took place in the Sabon gari area of Zaria, Kaduna State where a family of eight, including a couple and their six children, lost their lives in a fire that destroyed their home.
The incident occurred on February 23, 2023, around 2 am in the Hayin Ojo area while the family was asleep. According to a report from Daily Trust, Mallam Junaidu Mohammed, a neighbour, confirmed the tragic incident on Friday.
“Though we could not ascertain the cause of the inferno, it started around 2am on Thursday when everybody was asleep.
“But we could not rescue the family alive. All efforts to get the fire service to the scene were not successful. We didn’t see firefighters until we buried the victims,” Mohammed stated.
Elder brother of the deceased father, Adamu Mohammed, said, “Those who lost their lives in the inferno include his late brother, Mallam Rabi’u Mohammed and his wife, Fatima. Others were his six children, Rabiatu, Ibrahim, Abubakar, Hauwa’u, Hindatu and Baby Umar, who was about 34 days old. We actually could not identify the cause of the fire, but the whole house was completely burnt.”
All the possessions in the house were entirely destroyed. The deceased family members were laid to rest in accordance with Islamic customs.