Monday, February 10, 2020

One die, 3 injured as fire guts Fulani settlement in Kogi

One person died and three others sustained injuries when a Fulani settlement at Jingbe, Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi, was completely gutted by an overnight fire.

The settlement made up of 87 thatched houses being inhabited by over 300 Fulani men, women and children, was gutted by fire at about 2 a.m. when the occupants were fast asleep over the weekend.

Briefing newsmen on the development, the acting Chairman of the state branch of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria ( MCBAN) , Ardo Bello Garatu, said that the incident occurred in the early hours of Feb. 8.

Garatu, who spoke through Mr Adamu Abubakar , the state Acting Assistant Secretary of the association, said that a two-year-old male child died in the incident, while three women sustained various degrees of injury.