Retired ASP Anthony Kwame, the former Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the ex-governor of Plateau State, Fidelis Tapgun was on Monday morning killed in a fire outbreak at his residence in the Jenta-Adamu neighbourhood of Jos, Plateau State.
His two daughters, Theresa and Kerry, and son, Emmanuel also died in the early morning disaster. His wife, Charity and daughter, Evelyn, survived albeit with severe burns.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Terna Tyopev, told NAN that the deceased were burnt to ashes. According to him, the remains of the dead taken to the mortuary of Plateau Specialist Hospital in Jos “were just the skeletons”.
Neighbours who spoke with he news agency said the cause of the fire remained unknown, but that it started around 1 a.m.
Meanwhile, the Village Head of Jenta-Adamu, Mr Kabala Bako, whose residence shares a fence with that of the deceased, said that he rushed out of his house when he heard shouts of fire.
“When Ì rushed out, I called out other neighbours and we tried to put out the fire, but it had already engulfed the entire house and there was nothing we could do about it.
“But we succeeded in making sure that that not so many houses in our area were affected.
“In spite of our efforts, some adjacent houses were affected but no life was lost”.