A Nigerian lady who has been strengthened after months of getting broken following the death of four family members on same day, took to Facebook to comfort those passing through same life’s sad event.
Onodua Martha who shared a photo from the burial ceremony of her family members, wrote;
Recall also that in 2010, Twelve members of the family of Alhaji Ahmed Kabiru Boss, a former oil marketing company worker, died late following a fire outbreak in their house at Chiranchin Gabas quarters in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State. Family members who died include four women and eight children. They were buried at Dandolo cemetery in Goron Dutse area of the state.
Although all the victims died in the fire, their bodies were still taken to the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital where they were certified dead by doctors, and later deposited at the hospital’s morgue.
Family sources said the fire started from the kitchen around 11:15pm and spread to the adjoining room where the family members were chatting as others were asleep.
Daily Trust learnt that members of the family gathered at the house to attend the naming ceremony of a new born baby. The baby, named Umar, escaped the fire after being thrown out by his mother, Zainab, who was among the victims.
Zainab’s mother, Hajiya Hajara Nafada, came from Gombe alongside other family members for the naming ceremony which took place on a Saturday.
According to a witness, Auwalu Mustapha, when the fire broke out, the neighbours gathered and started a rescue operation. He said the victims were yelling for help but they could not be rescued because of the burglary proof attached to the windows.
“Because of the size of the baby, Zainab pushed him through the window to us and remained there to die since she could not escape,” Mustapha, a neighbor, said.
The witness disclosed that when the fire was successfully put out, the remains of the nursing mother were found with her children and mother. “When we put out the fire, we found Zainab’s body glued to her children and mother. She might have cuddled them around her,” he said.