A permanent secretary with the Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology, Mr Sekav Akaa along with his wife and two children were in the early hours of today burnt to death in a fire incident that engulfed their apartment at Kwararafa quarters in makurdi.
According to an eye witness Mrs Cecilia Addo, the fire started at about 3am from the perm secretaries house. It spread to two other flats and all efforts to get the occupants of perm Sec”s house to safety proved unsuccessful as the house was heavily barricaded for fear of armed robbers.
But for the intervention of men of the fire service at about 4am, the fire would have spread to more apartments. she adds
In a telephone conversation with Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Catherine Anene, she confirmed the unfortunate incident and noted that the cause of the fire is yet unknown.
However she said the corpses of the deceased have been recovered by the police and deposited at an undisclosed hospital in makurdi.
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