2 students of the Baptist High School Marke, in Kokona Local Government Area of Nassarawa state, Joseph Idris, SS1, and Rimande Luka, Jss 2, were burnt to death in a fire incident that occurred at about 2am yesterday September 23rd. One of the school’s student hostel, the Red House hostel, which accommodates about 50 students, was engulfed in the fire incident, trapping many of them. It is believed that the fire started after an electric fault.
A parent to one of the deceased, Mr. Luka, father to Rimande Luka said he brought his 2 children to the school two days before the ugly incident. He described the incident as the will of God and said he will not withdraw his other child from the school.