A family of six on Saturday lost their lives in a midnight inferno at Bawo Road in Kano metropolis.
According to a Platinum Post report, the fire outbreak killed one Isaiah Jonathan, his wife, his three children including a newborn baby and the younger sister of his wife.
A source said the fire incident started from the sitting room and spread to other parts of the house.
“When we heard some noise at the early hours we thought robbers have visited us. But when we came out, we saw fire which burnt some part of the house and it became difficult to put out.
“We saw them trying to pull out the burglary proof. We couldn’t find ladder to get to their rescue,” he said.
Spokesman for Kano state police command, Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed the incident, saying all the family members perished in the inferno.
“At about 03:25hrs, control room called and informed patrol team that there was fire incident at Link 39 Bawo Rd Hausawa.
“All the family members of one Mr Jonathan, including his wife, three children and their maid were burnt to ashes.
“The fire was put out with the help of men from Kano fire service,” Mr Kiyawa, a deputy superintendent of police, added.