One of the reasons why it is important to remember heroes is because it inspires people to emulate their courage while serving the nation. This is a story of a man who showed the world that there are heroes out there. He boldly risked his life just to make sure others live.
On July 2018, the story of Joe Blankson went viral after he was able to save 13 people from drowning. Sadly in his attempt to save someone else Joe drowned in the water. Few years after his death, his widow has chosen to speak out about the empty promises she got from different people.
President Muhammed Buhari has presented a posthumous Presidential Special Award for Bravery and Patriotism to the wife of Joseph Blankson, Mercy, and his two children, in recognition of the greatness and heroism of their husband and father. According to a Facebook post by president Buhari on Saturday 2nd of October 2021, the award was presented to Blankson's family on Thursday night at the State House.
In July 28, 2018, Nigerians were shocked to hear the news of Rivers State indigene, a 38 years old father of 2 who died after saving 13 people from downing after a boat mishap. Late Joe Blankson, from Bakana in Degema Local Government, Rivers state paid the supreme sacrifice for humanity after he lost the battle while saving victims of a boat mishap. On the fateful day, a boat carrying 24 people capsized along Abonnema-Bakana waterways in Degema, Rivers state on July 28, 2018. Mr Blankson was said to be a passenger
In a quite emotional tweet that appeared on Nigeria twitter recently, a twitter channel @NigeriaStories threw an emotional remembrance of a man, Joe Blackson, the man who died in 2018 after a very heroic act of saving lives.Today on the hub, I share the same story, sharing what happened in the story, before then, let's see the tweet below.
He was considered a hero after he singlehandedly managed to pull 13 people out of the river before he became exhausted, as he went in and out of the river, rescuing one person after the other. Unfortunately, Blankson tragically drowned while trying to save the 14th person. Early Life and Career Joe Blankson was born in the city of Bakana Degema, Rivers State, Nigeria on 29 October 1979, as the second son of Mrs. Elizabeth Blankson and her late husband . Blankson was a contractor working with an oil and gas company
Joseph blankson who is the father of two was an experienced swimmer so on that fateful day when the boat capsized,he didn't think twice as he jumped into the water to help those who were fallen overboard. Being an experienced swimmer he single handedly managed to pull 13 people out of the water .while the father of two tried to save the 14th person ,his body gave out from exhaustion and he tragically lost his life. It was confirmed by the rivers State police that the accident was caused when the passenger b
On the 29th of October, 1979, Joseph Blankson, better recognized as Joe Blankson, was born.He was a Nigerian engineer who drowned while rescuing 13 people who had been involved in a boat crash.
Good evening everyone,how is your day going so far,hope you are having a good and delightful day,we all know being a hero don't actually mean you have to have super natural powers,but the little things you do can actually make you a true hero,this man mentioned in today's article gave up his life to save another person's own(Actually he saved 13 people before he died). The man identified as Joseph Blankson also known as Joe Blankson (born 29 October 1979 – 28 July 2018) was a Nigerian contractor who died while
In this world, some people are special because of the heart of messiah which the almighty gifted them. Lot of people have put their lives on the part of death to save many people from dying. These people deserve special accolades, as many of them are now late because of their good deeds of saving lots of people. Examples of those people are these 3 people listed below: 1. Joseph Blankson: This father of 2 was in a boat one certain day, and the boat has an accident, as a strong swimmer, he jumped into the river