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Fire Outbreak Leaves 8-year-old Girl Dead

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Eight-year-old girl, Hafsat was killed in a fire outburst in her home.The fire completely razed the house in Damikashi village, Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of Jigawa state.

Mother of deceased, Uzaima explained that as at when the fire started, they were already asleep in their rooms.

She added that the fire completely consumed the whole house including her little daughter, Hafsat, and all of their belongings.

According to her, she stated that “I saw the fire when I wake up from sleep so I started shouting seeking for help and my little daughter was killed and we never removed anything from the house except the clothes on our body,” she cried.

She called on the government, non-governmental organisations and individuals to come to her rescue.

The cause of the fire could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

The Corps’ Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Adamu Abdullahi confirmed the incident, and advised residents to be extra careful while using fire especially during this harmattan season.

 


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