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2 siblings die in Bauchi inferno, another burnt to death by mob

Two children have been burnt to death in Bauchi State following a fire incident in their residence, the police said in a statement on Monday.…

Two children have been burnt to death in Bauchi State following a fire incident in their residence, the police said in a statement on Monday.

The statement issued by a spokesperson for the state police command, SP Ahmed Wakil, also said a suspected motorcycle thief was set ablaze by a mob at Magamar Gumau market, Toro LGA.

Wakil said that the fire incident that claimed the lives of the siblings, occurred on Sunday in the Madina area of Bauchi.

“Upon receiving the distress call, a team of policemen attached to ‘C’ Divisional Police Headquarters rushed to the scene alongside the Federal Fire Service team.

“After the incident, two girls, Zainab Bashir Mohammed, 8, and Ummu Salma Bashir Mohammed, 5, were trapped in the fire.

“As a result, the two siblings were burnt beyond recognition,” he said.

On the mob that killed the suspected motorcycle thief, he said that investigation had commenced with a view to arrest the perpetrators. (NAN)