Fire kills octogenarian – Police

DSP Abdu Jinjiri, the spokesman for the Police Command in Jigawa, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.

DSP Abdu Jinjiri, the spokesman for the Police Command in Jigawa, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.

Jinjiri said the fire, which started at about 4:50 a.m, was suspected to have been caused by a burning fire wood kept by the deceased to keep her room warm.

“Today the Police received report that a burning fire wood was kept inside the room of one Sa’adatu Isyaku aged 83 of Kwajala village in Dutse LGA.

“She kept the fire wood burning in order to keep the room warm.

“And as result, she was engulfed by the fire, burnt and died on the spot,” Jinjiri said.

He explained that the body was removed and taken to hospital by the Police where she was confirmed dead by a doctor.

The spokesman added that the remains of the deceased were handed over to her relatives for burial.

Jinjiri warned the public against indiscriminate and careless use of fire, particularly during the harmattan.

An early morning fire had,  on Monday, destroyed 36 houses, 46 silos and killed 40 goats and sheep in Abanderi village in the same local government area.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Former principal testifies against Oscar Sudi in forgery case

Former principal testifies against Oscar Sudi in forgery case

Nairobi Expressway Contractor creates temporary terminus for matatus [Video]

Nairobi Expressway Contractor creates temporary terminus for matatus [Video]

Dedan Kimathi family suffers tragic loss of freedom fighter's grandson

Dedan Kimathi family suffers tragic loss of freedom fighter's grandson

Mirema Murder: Mugota's wife reveals husband's secretive lifestyle

Mirema Murder: Mugota's wife reveals husband's secretive lifestyle

Uhuru suspends High Court Judge Said Chitembwe

Uhuru suspends High Court Judge Said Chitembwe

Stop threatening journalists - Media Council warns politicians

Stop threatening journalists - Media Council warns politicians

Protests erupt in Westlands after Matatu operators strike [Videos]

Protests erupt in Westlands after Matatu operators strike [Videos]

Gideon Moi clarifies on his relationship with Azimio

Gideon Moi clarifies on his relationship with Azimio

Charles Owino exits Siaya Governor race, to return to National Police Service

Charles Owino exits Siaya Governor race, to return to National Police Service