Family loses three children to early morning inferno in Anambra


Three children today lost their lives in an early morning inferno that engulfed their family house at Ugwu Cheleku Village, Okija in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police command, SP Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident in a statement in Awka on Saturday informed that the fire also destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.

Mohammed who gave the names of the deceased children as Chimamkpam Aduhuba, aged 5 years, Munachimso Aduhuba, 2 and Kamsiyochi Aduhuba, 2 months old however disclosed that the fire outbreak occurred at about 2.00am at the resident of one Chukwuma Aduhuba of the said village.

According to him, “Following a distress call, Police patrol team led by DPO Okija Division rushed to the scene, cordoned of the area and the fire was put off by local volunteers before the arrival of fire fighters.

“Meanwhile, the victims were photographed and corpses buried by parents according to their customs.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang,fdc has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident please.”

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