Mother, three children, two others reportedly burnt to death while asleep

Tragedy struck after a woman identified as Emilia Phillips, her kids and niece, were reportedly burnt to death in Kaduna, while they were fast asleep.

According to reports, the ugly incident occurred at midnight.

It was also revealed that the woman and children recently lost the head of the family, Mr Sunday Phillips, in August 2021.

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Sharing the heartbreaking story on Facebook, a lady identified as Confidence Shammah, wrote:

“Oh God, teach us how to number our days!

“May God grant your gentle souls eternal rest my dearest Emilia Philips, kids and niece all burnt while asleep. The entire household is gone! What a tragedy!

“For my bosom friend, Cordelia Echuku Audu, take heart. God knows best and may He grant all your family members the fortitude to bear this great loss. It’s well dear!”

According to her, unfortunately, the incident is coming six months after Emilia lost her husband, Sunday Philip. He slumped and died in August 2021.

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