Fire kills couple in Makurdi

The police confirmed the death.

An early morning fire outbreak on Saturday killed a couple at Akpehe, a settlement in Makurdi, the Benue Police Command has said.

The couple, Raymond Avaan, and his wife, Florence, got married in 2003.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ezeala, said in Makurdi that the couple was burnt beyond recognition in their apartment.

“The incident took place this morning; and the couple was burnt to death.

They were the only people in the apartment,” Mr. Ezeala, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said.

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He said that an investigation would be carried out on the cause of the fire.

Raymond was a teacher with the Anglican Nursery and Primary School, Akpehe.

His neighbour, James Terwase, blamed the fire on unsteady electricity voltage, saying that residents of the place had been living in fear because of that.

He described the couple as peace-loving, describing the incident as unfortunate.


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