Three siblings were on Saturday burnt to death in their resident at Ugwu Chelekwu Village, Okija in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Tribune Online gathered that the cause of the fire was yet unknown by the concern authorities.
Confirming the incident, in a statement by the Police public relations officer, in Anambra, SP Haruna Mohammed, said; at about 02:am, there was a fire outbreak at the resident of one Chukwuma Aduhuba ‘m’ of Ugwu Chelekwu Village, Okija in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.
As a result three of his children namely Chimankpan Aduhuba ‘m’ aged 5years, Munachimso Aduhuba ‘m’ aged 2years and Kamsiyochi Aduhuba ‘f’ aged 2 months sustained varying degrees of burns and died on the spot while property worth millions of Naira destroyed.
Following the 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 firefighters.
Meanwhile, the victims were photographed and corpses buried by parents according to their customs.
Consequently, the Commissioner of Police Mr. John B.Abang has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.
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