Harmattan Cold Kills Two Friends In Nigeria

LAGOS JANUARY 5TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Two young men were confirmed dead midnight Friday in Jos, as residence continue to lament the negative effect weather on the Plateau state.

The two young men, who were residents of Gangare community of Jos North Local Government Area, were Saturday evening , exclusively confirmed dead to Blueprint by an elder brother to one of the deceased persons, Alhaji Labiru Idris.

Alhaji Labiru identified his brother as Saminu Idris 25, and his late friend as Idris also 25, adding that they were age mate and intimate friends.

In the last three days, temperature in Jos, has been fluctuating between 6.7 to 9 degrees Celsius, according the National Centre for Remote Sensing on Friday.

Alhaji Labiru said: “One of them is my younger brother, we are of the same father with him, they lived and died in my house.

“Their room is outside the house, they came back Friday night at about 11:pm, and my brother knocked at my door, he collected kasco, (a local room warmer) which their light chacoal in it.”

Labiru further lamented that when he work up in the morning he smelled bad odur but was not sure from where it was.

“I looked at our kitchen thinking my wife had ploughed something and electricity was restored, which might have burnt something, I discovered that the odur was not from there.

“The windor to their room is inside the house, when I was about going to open the main gate to my house, I passived an odur, I slide the windor and smoke with odur ozed out.

“I severally shouted Saminu but he did not respond, then Icalled my neighbour. At this point we forced the door to their room opened but could not enter because of the intensity of the smoke.

“We later found them death. I though they were suffocated by the chacole and probably one of them had attempted trying opening the door but on the process he pushed the warmer, which caught fire in the room,” he said.

As at the time our Correspondent visited the house Friday evening, People were seen commiserating with family members.


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