Seven (7) ladies have been confirmed dead from generator fume by the Niger State Police Command.
The tragedy occurred on Friday at Rijau town in Rijau Local Government Area.
The State Police Commissioner (CP) Adamu Usman, disclosed this to newsmen in Minna, the state capital.
According to Usman, the incident was reported at the incident at Rijau Divisional Police Office by the district Head of Rijau, Alhaji Mohammed Bello.
Bello reported the discovery of seven bodies inside Afrash Beauty Saloon located along Bawa Rijau road.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the ladies slept with generator inside the shop. We moved the seven corpses to General Hospital Tunga Magaji for autopsy, while the case is under investigation,” Usman said.
The CP advised residents to always adopt proactive measures while using generators.
He noted that this would forestall loss of lives and property.