ABAKALIKI —Eight family members in Ohufu village, Ogboji community in
Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State weekend lost their lives in a
fire outbreak that occurred at 3am in the community.
Those who lost their lives following the fire disaster include a woman and her
seven children while the husband, Sylvanus Nwefuru and one of their children,
Ukamaka Nwefuru survived the inferno.
The fire outbreak razed two thatched houses where the family members were
sleeping as properties worth millions of naira were also destroyed by the
Sylvanus Nweferu, an 80-year-old man who told Vanguard that he heard a
loud noise while deeply asleep noted that he woke up suddenly and saw his
place of abode on fire.
One of the survivors, Ukamaka Nwefuru revealed that her mother who
rescued her and went into the fire to save another member of the family was
caught by the inferno where she unfortunately lost her life.
The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ishielu local government area, Henry
Eze called on security agents to investigate the cause of the inferno and
solicited more cooperation among the people in the community to avert