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General News of Tuesday, 7 December 2021


Allah gives and takes - Two parents whose 7 children died inside abandoned car in Lagos

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Two parents of the 8 children who died after they were trapped inside a parked Honda Pilot with registration number AAA157BD have been speaking after the sad ordeal.

Recall, MyNigeria reported that the lifeless bodies of the children alleged to have died through possible suffocation were spotted in a car parked along Adelayo Street, Jah-Michael Bus-Stop, off Badagry Expressway, Lagos.

The alarm was blown on the incident when one Saliat Kazeem, who wanted to feed her granddaughter discovered the trapped car with the children.

Jubril, one of the bereaved fathers told NAN in an interview that he lost four children in the incident.

"My four children, Abdul-Tayab, Mamood, (two boys); Aisat and Farida (girls) lost their lives inside the abandoned vehicle.

"I was inside this central mosque when people came to call me to come and see what happened to my children.

"Before I got to the scene, they have brought them out of the car. Nobody knows how they got inside the motor and locked themselves inside.

"As a Muslim, everything that happens in life comes from Allah, we believe that it is Allah that gives and take back at any time in life. My wife has also submitted to the will of Allah.

"We have buried our children according to Muslim rites and we are here at the mosque praying to Allah to forgive them their sins," he said.

Another bereaved father, Isiaka Abdul-Wahab, said he lost three children in the incident.

"My two boys, Abdul-Wahab and Yakubu, then a girl, Zainab, just returned from Quranic school; after eating they started playing with their friends.

"I went to the mosque to pray for about an hour and from there I went to Quranic school to see a friend.

"Suddenly, my wife sent for me, when I got there, I saw the lifeless bodies of my children.

"We have submitted to the will of Allah because he is the one that gives and take," he said.

In his reaction, Alhaji Abdullahi Hassan, a Moslem leader in the area, urged the government to get to the root of the matter.

"This thing that happened to our children can happen to anybody. The findings will calm our youths down, so government should find out the fact of the incident," he said.

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