A pregnant woman, Nwazuru Okeke and her two children aged two and one
year old, Chidiebere and Makuochukwu, have been burnt beyond
recognition in a fire outbreak that occured inside their home in
Umuoffor village Okija, Ihiala local government area of Anambra state
yesterday March 19th.
The state police command spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed
the incident, said the deceased were burnt beyond recognition and that
there was no way for residents in the area to rescue them on time.
“There was a fire incident at Umuoffor village Okija at the residence
of one Maxwell Okeke. As a result, his pregnant wife named Nwazuru
Okeke ‘f’, two children, namely Chidi Ebube Okeke aged two years and
Makuo Chukwu Okeke ‘m’ aged one year were trapped in the inferno and
burnt beyond recognition.”
He said the fire was put off following the arrival of police
detectives attached to Okija Division to the scene with the assistance
of local volunteers in the area.
He added that the cause of the fire was yet unknown.