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Tragedy In Ebonyi As Fire Kills Mother & All Her 7 Children, Husband Escaped

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Tragedy In Ebonyi As Fire Kills Mother & All Her 7 Children, Husband Escaped

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Feb 1, 2016 – Tragedy In Ebonyi As Fire Kills Mother & All Her 7 Children While Trying To Save Them, Husband Escaped

Ebonyi State Police command has confirmed the death of a mother and her seven children in an inferno on Saturday.

Mr George Okafor, the command’s Public Relations Officer, told NAN on Monday that the incident occurred at Ohufu village, Ogboji community of Ishiellu local government area of the state.

“We have commenced investigations into the matter and would make its outcome public on conclusion.
“The cause of the fire could not be ascertained immediately as we would determine this in the course of the investigations,” he said.

Eyewitnesses also told NAN that the victims met their death when the two thatched houses they were sleeping suddenly caught fire at about 3:00 a.m.

“The mother was trapped in the inferno while battling to save her children, as only her husband Sylvanus Nwefuru survived the incident,” a witness said.

Henry Eze, Caretaker Chairman of Ishiellu Local Government Council, lamented the disaster and called on security agencies to investigate the matter.

“We are still grappling to comprehend this mysterious incident, but as a council we will educate the populace to shun acts that cause fire outbreaks,” he said.

NAN recalls that Ebonyi has been hit with spates of fire outbreaks since the beginning of 2016, which had caused the destruction of properties worth millions of Naira.

Prominent among the disasters were those of a section of the Abakaliki main market and a highly populated residential building in the town.




  1. Maryf

    February 1, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Maybe they left a candle light on and slept off which may have finished and ignited the house. May their gentle soul rest in the bosom of the Lord. Amen

  2. Olanrewaju

    February 1, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    What a disaster,how come only the husband survive. He should have save his family. Only God knows how it happen. Rip the to the dead

  3. O'Nels

    February 1, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    May their precious soul rest in the bosom of the almighty.

  4. Ms ERANKO

    February 1, 2016 at 3:29 PM


  5. Bimb

    February 1, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    OMG!!This is not good. RIP

  6. Queen bee

    February 1, 2016 at 4:13 PM


  7. Benso

    February 1, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    May their souls rest in perfect peace. What a gruesome way to die.

  8. favour

    February 1, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    the husband is a coward he would have try to save his family instead of running. very foolish man they need to question him on that.

  9. Jacob Flow

    February 1, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    So this man ran away and left his family in the inferno.. Sad story. RIP

  10. Ayo

    February 1, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    May God ave mercy

  11. Onajiyoma

    February 2, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    wat a tragedy!

  12. chyna

    February 2, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    so so sad RIP

  13. sola olaniyi

    February 2, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    oh my God!

  14. cheekah

    February 2, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    nigerian mentality

  15. Jojo

    February 4, 2016 at 3:12 AM

    They should take the husband in for proper interrogation .

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