A fire incident that occurred in the early hours of Friday has reportedly killed a family of four.
The Kaduna State Fire Service said
the fire resulted to the death of one Mohammadu Sani, his wife, Raulatu Sani, his son, Hashim Sani (8) and an infant, Fatima Sani.
The FRSC Zaria Zone Commander, Mohammad Umar, made this known to newsmen in Zaria on Friday.
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According to Umar, the incident occurred at around 1.00 am on Hajiya Maituwo St., Low-Cost Area Zaria, Zaria Local Government area of the state.
He added that the fire service was called after the fire had already destroyed a substantial part of the house.
However, Umar added that the timely intervention of the fire service curtailed the spread of the inferno to neighboring houses in the area.
An eyewitness, Safiyanu Aliyu, told News Agency of Nigeria that the late Sani was an Imam at one of the Mosques on Buhari Street, Low Cost, Zaria.
Aliyu, however did not mention the cause of the fire.
He recalled that a distress call from the members of a vigilance group guarding the community alerted the people. By then, the inferno had consumed the apartment where the family resided.
The remains of the deceased family were taken to their family house in the Dogarawa in Sabon Gari Local Government for Islamic burial rights.
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