The Acting Permanent Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology and his family have been confirmed dead in a fire outburst that razed down their house at Quararafa Quarters Makurdi in the early hours of today.

The source of the fire is unconfirmed at the time of this report, the fire became uncontrolled at 3am destroying properties worth millions of naira and claimed the lives of the man, his pregnant wife and two children.

May their souls rest in peace.