An early morning fire incident in Kaduna State on Friday killed a Muslim cleric (Imam), Mohammadu Sani, his wife, Raulatu Sani, son, Hashim and infant, Fatima.
Confirming the incident, Kaduna State Fire Service commander, Mohammad Umar, told reporters that the outbreak occurred around 1 am on Hajiya Maituwo Street, in the low-cost area of Zaria Local Government.
The commander said they were notified after the morning fire had ruined a substantial part of the building.
An eyewitness, Mafiyanu Aliyu told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, that the late Sani leads prayers at a mosque on Buhari Street.
He explained that a distress call from the members of a vigilante group guarding the community alerted the people. By then, the blast had consumed the apartment where the hapless family lived. They will be buried according to Islamic rites in Dogarawa, Sabon Gari LGA.
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