A mother, Mrs Zuwaira Yakubu, and her five children were burnt to death in the early hours of Tuesday in Danbaba village, near Birnin Yero in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
An eyewitness disclosed this, yesterday, when Governor Mukhtar Yero of KadunaState paid a condolence visit to the bereaved family.
The father of the children, Imam Yakubu, was too distraught to speak.
The eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the fire occurred when Zuwaira carried a kerosene lantern close to a generator. He said the fire razed the house completely.
The governor directed that the burnt house be rebuilt. He also ordered that a well be provided for the family.
Yero told newsmen that the visit was to commiserate with the family and the people of the village on the “tragic” loss. “I came here to commiserate and condole the man who lost his wife and five children to the fire accident on Tuesday.
“Kaduna State Government will rebuild the house that was burnt; government will also dig a well for the family.”