It was gathered that the victims were were trapped in the inferno and burnt beyond recognition.
State Police Public Relations Officer Mr Haruna Mohammed, a Superintendent of Police, who confirmed the incident, said that the cause of the fire has not been ascertained.
“There was a fire incident at Umuoffor village, Okija, at the residence of one Maxwell Okeke. As a result his pregnant wife named Nwazuru Okeke, ‘f’, two children namely Chidi Ebube Okeke aged two years and Makuo Chukwu Okeke, ‘m’, aged one year, were trapped in the inferno and burnt beyond recognition,” he said.
The police spokesman said that detectives attached to Okija Division visited the scene and the fire was put out with the assistance of local volunteers in the area.
Mohammed said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Rabiu Ladodo, has ordered a full scale investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.
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