The Acting Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology, Mr Seker Akaa, his pregnant wife and two kids were burnt to death in a fire incident in Makurdi early hours of Monday.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Benue, DSP Sewuese Anene confirmed the inferno to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi.
Anene said the fire started at about 2.40 a.m at Kwarafa Quaters, Makurdi.
NAN reports that three other flats were also burnt including the resident of Evangelist Daniel Unongo, Chaplain of Benue Government House, who is also Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Samuel Ortom on Religion.