4 Children of Abia Couple Who Died After Eating Suya laid to rest at Umuhu Ohuhu
BY PRINCELY ONYENWE, IMO
It was a heart-touching mood at UMUAGU UMUHU in ABIA state Nigeria at the burial of the family of Mr. & Mrs Chibuzor Ikwunze whose death occurred after the consumption of SUYA.
However, the burial of four children of Mr. & Mrs Chibuzor Ikwunze, of Umuagu, Umuhu Ohuhu in Umuahia North local government of Abia State was reportedly died out of poisoned the CONSUMPTION of SUYA.
It was seen as a mysterious circumstance that in one day, the four children died at the same time namely, Kelechi Chibuzor 12, Sunday Chibuzor 10, Oluomachi Chibuzor (f) 8, and Kingsley Chibuzor 3.
They were among the seven persons who passed on recently in the state after allegedly eating the local barbecue, popularly known as suya on August 25, 2021, in Umuahia.
Their burial which took place on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at their home town, Umuhu Ohuhu in Umuahia North was heartfelt and sorrowful.
Their bodies were laid at City Gate Mortuary at about 9 am in their home town.
Goodnews Pentecostal Church conducted a service in honour of the late kids at Umuagu Central School at 10 am after which they will be laid to rest.
The state government had ordered that autopsy be conducted on their bodies to ascertain the cause of their death.
Though the outcome is yet to be made public, there are speculations that they may have died of smoke from a generator set that was powered near their room the night they passed on.
They had during the recent holidays visited a family friend, Mr Sunday Ogbah at Umuaeze in Umuahia North when the sad incident occurred.
Mr Ogbah himself along with two children also died mysteriously. Only his wife and daughter survived.
The wife of Abia State governor, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu had on Friday sent a delegation led by her Principal Secretary, Mrs Love Ezema to commiserate with the family over the loss.
She made a donation of an undisclosed amount to help the family organize the burial of the children.
9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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