Connect with us – Proudly Nigerian DIY Motivation & Information Blog

Crime News

Wife Dies While Trying To Rescue Children Trapped In Sokoto Housefire, Husband Escapes

September 12, 2016 – Compassionate Wife Dies While Trying To Rescue Children Trapped In Sokoto Housefire, Husband Escapes

Mrs Blessing Arigi-Osakwe, a 42-year-old housewife, lost her life on Sunday to injuries sustained while attempting to save her two children from an inferno in Sokoto.

The two children also lost their lives after the bid to save them by their courageous mother failed.

While the two children were recovered dead from the incident which happened at the early hours of Saturday at their house along Trade Fair, Old Airport area of Sokoto, their mother later died on Sunday.

The fire was said to have been caused by an electrical fault that emanated within the apartment while powering their generating set.

According to an anonymous source, the deceased mother, alongside her husband and two older children, had initially escaped from the fire unhurt.

She was, however, said to have later made a brave and desperate attempt to save the younger children who were still trapped inside the burning house.

The two children were identified as her nine years old son and nephew.
According to eyewitnesses, the burning roof suddenly collapsed on the deceased woman as she attempted taking the children to a safer place.

The remains of the three deceased persons had since been deposited at the morgue of the Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, while the two other children were receiving treatment.




  1. huchennar

    September 12, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    what a courageous woman she is. (Abiyamo to to) she could not bear the site of her children been burnt but unfortunately she was destined to die with them… RIP to the souls of the dead (Nne oma)

  2. fifelomo

    September 12, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    So sad. May thier souls rip.

  3. Big Aunty Koks

    September 12, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    Ewooooo! Now house fire is trending. It is so devastating!
    May God console the survivors!
    RIP to the dead!

  4. red

    September 13, 2016 at 12:30 AM

    The unconditional love of a sweet mother.
    Courageous woman !
    I feel you sweet mother , I do really feel you. May their souls rest in peace.
    If the fire services in Nigeria is what it was meant to be,this monstrous disaster couldn’t have been this much.

  5. Tendy

    September 13, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    It’s really trending, may God give d survivors d fortitude to bear d loss.

  6. Harry

    May 7, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    Missed her like d rain missed d desert,she is my friend,my aunty, full of life n funny, we really missed u mama tega,

  7. Harry

    May 7, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    Missed you big aunty (mama tega) didn’t know DAT previous day before d incddent wud be or last day, r.I.p ma,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Crime News




To Top