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A man identified to be a resident of Lekki Phase 1, Eyenkorin Area of Ilorin, Kwara State, was reported to have set his house ablaze over a misunderstanding with his wife.

It was gathered that his children were in the home when the man set the house on fire.

Hassan Adekunle, the spokesman of the Kwara State Fire Service, confirmed the incident to newsmen.

He said a neighbour who was simply identified as Mr Kola called their attention to the incident.

He said the operatives of the fire service were mobilized to the scene to extinguish the fire and stopped it from getting to other buildings in the neighbourhood.

“What we learnt was that the man and his wife had a misunderstanding about two years ago before he relocated to another of his building leaving the wife and children behind.

“All attempts to settle the matter by the residents fell on deaf hears and the move to also convince him to allow the wife and children to live there since he has another house also failed.

“According to the report, the man suddenly appeared on Sunday and sprayed the three-bedroom flat with petrol before setting it ablaze with the children inside claiming his wife was frustrating him,” Adekunle added.

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