In a major fire outbreak at Nembe jetty in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, no fewer than four people were killed on Monday.
Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni confirmed to newsmen that burnt human skulls have been recovered from the scene.
There are indications that the number of dead victims may increase as eyewitness reports claim that several persons were caught up in the inferno at the busy waterfront in the old township area.
The fire that started with a wooden ship carrying traders and their goods were believed to be caused by illegally refined petroleum products that are sometimes hidden on such ships to avoid arrest by security personnel.
This incident is the third devastating fire reported in Rivers state in 48 hours.
In all cases, it is firmly believed that illegally refined petroleum products are the cause.