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Couple Who Lost All Four Children In Ill Fated Barbecue Meal In Abia Pays ‘Thank You Visit’ To ABN TV Office (Details below)



Mr & Mrs Chibuzor Ikwunze of Umuagu, of Ohuhu in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State who lost four of their children in Abia last year have thanked the management of ABN TV for amplifying their voice and bringing their plight to public notice.

The couple lost their children who were on a holiday at the home of Mr. Sunday Okechukwu Ogba, a family friend in Umueze Umuakanu Community Umuahia North Local Government Area after allegedly eating barbecue meat, popularly known as suya and fruit juice.

The children were between the ages of 3 to 12.

At a thank you visit in ABN TV office in Umuahia on Wednesday, mother of the deceased children, Mrs. Ikwunze commended ABN TV for rallying support for them at their trying times and letting the public know what they were passing through.

She said it had not been easy for her and her husband to cope without their four children.

She expressed gratitude to God for keeping her and her husband, praying that God will have mercy on them and bless them as well.

She also revealed that a lot has happened since after the incident, praying God to expose the mystery behind the death of her children and other members of the host family.

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“I and my husband can’t tell the cause of the incident it is only God that sees all and will expose those behind the evil act,” she said.

Her husband Mr Ikwunze while speaking thanked God for protecting them, stressing that it has not been easy on them.

He said with the support of friends and well wishers, God has sustained the family. He also said the result of the the autopsy has not been released to them yet.

Ikwunze in his words; “I thank the Management and Staff of ABN TV especially the director for his love and care towards my family, He is a friend, good man and caring father indeed. He goes extra mile in the media job and if other journalists could imitate his life style there will be a better Nigeria.”

He also thanked Member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency of Abia State, Hon Sam Onuigbo who was the first government official to identify with the family and the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji for the love they showed to the family as well other individuals that have reached out to them in one way or the other.

The Director ABN TV, Mr Ifeanyi Okali in his response thanked the family for appreciating the modest contribution of the medium in reporting the incidents up till the burial of the kids.

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He commiserated with them and prayed God to bring succour to the family.

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