Fire service to the rescue as man sets own house ablaze, with his wife, children in it

  • In Ilorin, Kwara state, a man and his wife had a misunderstanding which later led to the man setting his own house ablaze
  • The man whose name is Kola was reported to have set the house on fire with his wife and children inside the building
  • Report has it that Kola reached out to the fire service shortly after setting the house ablaze as nearby residents helped in rescuing his wife and children

Kwara Ilorin – A man simply identified as Kola has set his own house ablaze with his wife and children inside the building, Daily Trust reported.

Before the incident, gathered that Kola, a resident of Lekki Phase 1, Eyenkorin Area of Ilorin, Kwara state, was said to have had a rift with his wife.

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A team of the Nigerian Fire Service is on the verge of a rescue operation. Photo: Nigeria Fire Service
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Confirming the incident, the head of media and publicity for the Kwara state fire service, Hassan Adekunle said the incident occurred on Sunday, July 3.

Mr Adekunle revealed that Kola who owns the house called the fire emergency team after the occurrence of the incident.

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Kwara fire service to the rescue

He, however, disclosed that the team of fire extinguishers were able to successfully put out the fire without any effect on other buildings nearby.

He said:

“What we learnt was that the man can’t remember his name now, and his wife had a misunderstanding about two years ago before he relocated to another of his building, leaving the wife and children behind.

“All attempts to settle the matter did not yield results and the move to also convince him to allow the wife and children to live there since he had another house also failed.

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“According to the report, the man suddenly appeared on Sunday and sprayed the three bedrooms flat with petrol before setting it ablaze with the children inside that his wife was frustrating him.”

Mr. Adekunle revealed that it took the quick intervention of fellow residents and other people around the vicinity to help rescue the occupants trapped in the fire.

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According the reports, the incident occurred on broad street, CMS were a series of goods inside the warehouse were destroyed by fire.

However, the Lagos state fire service and emergency team where on time to quench the fire to prevent further damages.

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However, the intervention of the fire service and emergency team were on the ground to stop the fire from spreading.


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