By AbdulSalam Muhammad
A late night inferno clamed about 12 relations, attending activities rounding off a naming ceremony at Charanchi quarters of Kumbotso local government of Kano .
TheÂ victims included the celebrant, her mother , andÂ four children aged between three and 13 years,Â while two other women includingÂ four other children from Nafada area of Gombe state all relations of the celebrant diedÂ in the inferno that lasted several hours.
Vanguard learnt that the victims were all relations of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bayero Nafada and chairman, Nafada local Government area of Gombe state.
Vanguard learnt that the fire started from the kitchen area, situated within the passage of the storey building.
Vanguard gathered that theÂ three people thatÂ survived the nightÂ fire include the eight-day old baby thrown off from the upstairs, the celebrant’s eldest son and one of her visiting sister who abandoned her own child and jumped the fire for safety.
The head of the family, Kabiru Baba in pains, told Vanguard that he lost his wife, four children and in-laws in the inferno, pointing out that the cause of the fire was still a â€˜subject of mystery to himâ€™.
Kabiru Baba stated that those that survived the inferno jumped the lengthy staircase to his waiting arm, stressing that her sister in-law that survived the inferno lost a kid to the fire.
â€œI had just finished pumping water into the main tank in the building and was settling down when suddenly a shout of fire outbreak rented the air. There was commotion andÂ I saw every member of my family trying to escape but could not because the fire that started from the kitchen had sealed off the only exit,â€ Kabiru Baba narrated howÂ his 12 relations perished.