Nigeria: Four-Year-Old Abuja Schoolboy Who Died During Feeding to be Laid to Rest

Nigeria: Four-Year-Old Abuja Schoolboy Who Died During Feeding to be Laid to Rest

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

In a tragic incident that shook the community, four-year-old Miguel Ovoke, a pupil of BrickHall School in Abuja, lost his life during feeding hours. The young boy’s funeral is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Gudu Cemetery in Abuja.

The Ovoke family’s legal representative, Deji Adeyanju, issued a notice inviting the media to attend the burial ceremony. The notice also mentioned a joint press conference that will be held by the boy’s family and the management of BrickHall School.

“The death of Miguel Ovoke is of significant public interest, and we welcome your presence to provide timely coverage in disseminating accurate information to the public,” the notice stated.

According to previous reports by  Metro, Miguel choked on a piece of meat during lunch at school and was immediately rushed to the Excel Specialist Hospital. Despite the efforts of the medical team, Miguel was pronounced dead upon arrival on The hospital’s medical report confirmed that all attempts to resuscitate the young boy were unsuccessful.

The school’s management and Parents Teacher’s Forum expressed their heartfelt condolences to the family, describing the incident as a heart-wrenching event. They acknowledged the quick response of the school’s trained nurse and the decision to rush Miguel to the hospital, but lamented that his life could not be saved.

As the community prepares to bid farewell to Miguel, the tragedy serves as a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of safety measures in educational institutions. The incident has undoubtedly sparked discussions on child safety protocols and the need for enhanced supervision during feeding times.

The funeral ceremony will provide an opportunity for the family, the school, and the community to come together to grieve and support one another. The media presence will help ensure that accurate information is shared with the public, allowing for a greater understanding of the circumstances surrounding Miguel’s untimely passing.

The loss of a young life is always a devastating event, and the thoughts and prayers of the community are with Miguel’s family during this difficult time. It is hoped that lessons can be learned from this tragedy to prevent similar incidents in the future and ensure the safety and well-being of all students in educational settings.

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