A retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, Anthony Kwanmi and three of his children were burnt to death on Monday when their house was gut by fire, while his wife and a child made it out alive though with severe injuries, Punch reports.
The survivals were admitted and receiving treatment at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jankwano in Jos.
Kwanmi who hailed from Shandam Local Government Area was a retired police officer and former aide-de-camp to former civilian governor of Plateau state, Mr Fidelis Tapgun.
An eye witness said the fire started after an electric spark from a meter which was mounted just at the entrance of the house. “Because the meter was at the entrance, the fire prevented them from escaping. It quickly spread to other rooms in the house”, he added.
According to news platform, Eagle Online, the only child who escaped the fire later died while receiving treatment in the hospital.
The diseased children are Thomas, Kerry, Emmanuel and Theresa.