Woman Burnt Allegedly By Soldiers At Izombe Dies

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Woman Burnt Allegedly By Soldiers At Izombe Dies

One of the people who got burnt when military men invaded Izombe in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo state, last Friday, Mrs Faith Okebata, has died.

Okebata died at the Federal Medical Centre in Owerri, on Friday, after medical personnel battled in vain to save her life.

Faith, 36, got terribly burnt while she was fighting to rescue her mother-in-law, Mrs Catherine Okebata, who had a stroke seven years ago.

The soldiers who were in the community in a revenge military operation had set tens of houses on fire. One of the houses set ablaze was that of the country home of the victim.

Scalded by fire, the mother of four who got married in 2011, was rushed to FMC — Owerri.

A source said, “The woman was trying to rescue her mother-in-law who was in the house after the soldiers set it on fire. She succeeded in rescuing her but she burnt got severely burnt as her breasts, face and other parts of her body were completely burnt. She couldn’t make it. She has left behind four children, including a young husband.”

When contacted by our correspondent, her husband, Sunday Okebata, said that he was saddened by the death of his wife.

He said” I feel pained that my wife died because she was trying to rescue my sick mother. Our country home, including all our property got burnt as the military set it on fire.”

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