A Lagos couple who lost four of their children to a midnight fire, Chukwudi Micheal and Bolani Micheal, have sought the help of Nigerians.
It was reported that the fire gutted the couple’s two-room apartment on Tapa Road, Oke-Oko, Isawo, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, on June 26.
Four children: Jeremiah, 12; Prayer, 18; Trust in God, 14; and Ebube, 10, died in the inferno.
The couple, who are left with their eight-year-old daughter, Esther, said life had been difficult for them after the tragedy.
The father of the children, Chukwudi, said the family had been struggling as their property and business were destroyed in the fire.
He said, “The fire incident not only claimed the lives of our children, but also took our means of livelihood. We do not know how to move on from here.
“God has been our support but we need Nigerians to help us get back on our feet. The sudden incident left us with no room to prepare. While nursing the heartache of losing our boys, we have to find our footings.”
His wife, Bolani, stated that the family was in distress.
She said, “We don’t know where to begin because we don’t have a place to stay and we are currently living with our pastor. Thank God for some good Samaritans who gave us clothes and some items to manage. We can’t always live with our pastor; we just pray that God will bring us back on our feet again.”
Interested Nigerians may support the family through their bank account: Guaranty Trust Bank 0148917063, Anyaobi Chukwudi Peter.