House fire claims lives of father, mother and their three children in Jos, Plateau State

Tragedy struck at Madaki Street, Bukuru metropolis of Jos-South Local
Government Area in Plateau State on Saturday after an early morning fire
claimed the lives of a couple and their three children.

The deceased have been identified as 35-year-old Adam, his wife Maryam and
their three kids; Abdul, Ibrahim and Fatima. The only surviving member of the
family, Amina is said to be living with her grandparents.

An eyewitness said neighbours were alerted about the fire around 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.
Plateau State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Tyopev Terna,
who confirmed the incident said the deceased had been buried according to
Islamic rites.

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