The Anambra State Police Command has confirmed the death of a pregnant woman and her two children in a fire at Umuoffor Village, Okija, Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.
Confirming the incident, the state’s police spokesman, Mr Haruna Mohammed, explained that the victims were at their residence when the incident occurred.
He said, “On March 19, at about 7:30 p.m., there was a fire at Umuoffor Village, Okija, at the residence of one Maxwell Okeke.
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“As a result, his pregnant wife, Mrs Nwazuru Okeke, and two children, Chidi (2) and Makuo (1) were trapped in the inferno and burnt beyond recognition.
“Police detectives attached to Okija Division visited the scene and the fire was put off with the assistance of local volunteers in the area.”
Mohammed noted that the cause of the fire is still being investigated, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Ladodo, had ordered a full-scale investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.