The incident happened in Bawo Road, Hausawa Quarters, Kano. The fire broke out in the night while the family of six were sleeping
The fire outbreak led to the deaths of one Isaiah Jonathan, his wife, three children, including a newborn, and the younger sister of his wife.
An eye witness confirmed that the fire which started from the sitting room, prevented the deceased and his family members from escaping.
“We saw them trying to pull out the burglary proof. We couldn’t find ladder to get to their rescue.”
Abdullahi Kiyawa, spokesman of the Kano police command, has confirmed the incident.