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Tragedy As Three Children Burn To Death In Benue


A family in Benue state is currently in a mourning mood following the death of their three children who were burnt to death at their residence in Otukpo, Otukpo local government area of Benue state.

According to reports, the incident occured in a two bedroom flat of Jesus College Quarters where the victims and their parents live at around 1:00am on December 17.

The father of the victims, Ochoche Ode stated that the fire was noticed at midnight by his wife’s younger sister who perceived that something was burning while his three children were asleep.

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He said that he was in one of the rooms with his wife when they were alerted of the incident.

“As I was about to find out what was happening, the fire escalated, covering the whole room where my kids were sleeping and in an attempt to force myself into the room to rescue the children, my face got badly burnt. All attempts by neighbours to quell the fire failed and all my three children were burnt to death,” Ode said.

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Sewuese Anene, confirmed the incident on Friday in Makurdi.