- Parents of the children found dead in an abandoned car in Lagos have spoken about the tragic incidents
- Ibrahim Jubril, one of the parents who lost four children, said nobody knew how the children got into the car
- Jubril and another bereaved father, Isiaka Abdul-Wahab said they have submitted to the will of Allah as He is the one who gives and takes back
Badagry, Lagos state - Ibrahim Jubril, one of the parents whose children were found dead in an abandoned car in Lagos, has opened about the unfortunate incident.
Recall that eight children, said to be between the ages of four and six, were found dead in a vehicle parked on Adelayo street, Jah-Michael, along Badagry expressway in Lagos, on Saturday, December 4.
Speaking about the incident, Jubril who lost four children, two boys and two girls, said nobody knew how the children got locked inside the car, The Cable reported.
The bereaved father said he was inside a mosque when he was called to come and see what had happened to the children.
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“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 had 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.”
Another parent speaks
Also, Isiaka Abdul-Wahab, who lost three children in the incident, said he has submitted to the will of Allah, Premium Times reported.
“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 who gives and takes.”
Tears flow as parents bury children found dead in abandoned vehicle
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the parents of the deceased children buried them amidst tears.
The children were buried according to Islamic rites on Sunday morning, December 5, without an autopsy conducted on them.
Legit.ng gathered that Mark Akande, the founder of Society for Youth Advancement and Creativity Initiative (SHACo), who visited the scene on Sunday said the children were buried after attempts to conduct autopsy on them failed.