Two children, identified as Suraiya, 7, and Habib, 9, lost their lives as they were burnt to death following a fire outbreak at a flat in Anguwar Dawaki in Suleja, Niger state.
Daily Trust learnt that the father of the two kids, Alhassan Jibirin Yanji, who sustained various degrees of burns in attempt to rescue his two kids is still receiving treatment at a hospital in Suleja.
A resident, Bashir Ibrahim, said the incident happened in the early hours of Friday, at about 3am when fire gutted the flat in which the victims were living.
He said the two children were sleeping in their room, while their father was sleeping in his bedroom, when he woke up to discover that the entire house was filled with thick smoke.
He disclosed that no valuables were retrieved from the house, even as he said the victims’ mother was not at home when the incident happened.
Chaiman of Suleja local government council, Alhaji Abdullahi Maje, confirmed the fire incident saying investigation was ongoing to ascertain the cause of the inferno.