The Niger State Police Command has confirmed the death of seven ladies from generator fumes at Rijau town, in Rijau Local Government Area of the northern state.
Naija News reports that the seven ladies were reported to have died inside a beauty salon.
The Niger State Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Saturday, that one Alhaji Mohammed Bello, the district Head of Rijau reported the incident at Rijau, Divisional police office.
CP Usman said on July 31 at about 08:15 hours one Alhaji Mohammed Bello, reported the discovery of seven bodies inside Afrash Beauty Saloon located along Bawa Rijau road.
His words: ”Preliminary investigation revealed that the ladies slept with the generator on inside the shop.
“We have successfully removed the seven corpses to General Hospital Tunga Magaji for autopsy, while the case is under investigation,” Usman said.
The Niger Commissioner of Police advised residents to always adopt proactive measures while using generators to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and property.