News reports confirm that four children belonging to Mr. Godwin Nwodom were burnt to death in a fire disaster last sunday. The Nwodom family hail from Opefia village in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi State.
Sources close to the family revealed that the tragedy struck when a kerosene lantern in the house caught fire while Mrs. Nwodom was trying to dispense fuel to a customer.
Quoting Vanguard’s version:
The inferno, which razed down the three bed room apartment belonging to Mr. Nwodom, also destroyed other property worth millions of naira.
Accordingly, the situation also left the mother of the four children, Mrs. Ijeoma Nwodom, with serious injuries as she is currently in a hospital receiving treatment.
Mr. Nwodom, who wept uncontrollably, stated that the inferno had rendered him, his surviving wife and other survivors hopeless in life, and called on the state government to come to their aid as all their properties had been lost due to the inferno.
Chairman, Izzi local government area, Chief Dustan Nwogbaga, who commiserated with the family of the deceased, called on the survivors to take solace in God who he said was the best comforter.
Nwogbaga described the incident as unfortunate and advised people to avoid storing fuel in their homes as such was capable of causing disaster in the state.
He presented five fathoms of wrappers, four bushels of rice, 10 bundles of zinc, a bag of beans and N100, 000 to the family.
Thanks nna anyi ukwu but what is N100,000 ? The other day in Borno, the State Government paid 100 Million naira to the family of the Boko Haram leader that was killed in 2009.
Here we have a family that lost 4 children in one day and we are giving them nja,akpa rice , beans etc…. is this what they will use to start their lives over again? Even though the woman should be blamed for her carelessness, her children are gone for good!
After giving them Zinc, what about Cement, Oshishi and ntuli? Can the government not provide a small bungalow for the man and his wife to assist them in getting back on their feet? Na wa o!!!
Gov.Elechi’s attention should be brought to this abeg.
We can do better!!
SOURCE: South-East Nigeria BLOG