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.