Former aide de Camp (ADC) to former Plateau state governor and retired ASP Anthony Kwame, was today, Monday, August 8, 2016, killed in an inferno that gutted his residence in the Jenta-Adamu neighborhood of Jos, the Plateau state capital.
Mr. Kwame was killed along with his two daughters, Theresa, Kerry and his son, Emmanuel.
Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Plateau Police Command, Mr Terna Tyopev, said Kwame’s wife, Charity and his daughter, Evelyn, survived the early morning fire disaster but sustained severe burns.
In his words, “The deceased were burnt to ashes; what were taken to the mortuary of Plateau Specialist Hospital in Jos were just the skeletons.
According to Kwame’s neighbours, the fire started around 1 a.m on Monday morning.
“The fire started around 1 a.m; that is all I am sure of,’’ a neighbour, Tina Fobur, said.
Reacting to the incident, the Village Head of Jenta-Adamu, Mr Kabala Bako, whose residence shares a fence with that of the deceased, said that he rushed out of his house when he heard sounds of the fire.
According to him, “When Ì rushed out, I called out other neighbours and we tried to put out the fire, but it had already engulfed the entire house and there was nothing we could do about it.
“But we succeeded in making sure that that not so many houses in our area were affected.
“In spite of our efforts, some adjacent houses were affected but no life was lost,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, the survivors of the inferno are currently receiving treatment at the Plateau state Specialist Hospital.