A 32-year-old mother of six, Mngohol Iorwuese, has recounted how her husband and breadwinner of her family, Myaga Iorwuese, was ambushed and brutally killed by suspected herdsmen on his way to the farm on Monday December 24th.
Weeping profusely as she naratted her story to The Nation, Mrs Iorwuese said her deceased husband left their home in Anawah village in Gaambetiev Logo Local Government Area for his farm on that fateful day with a promise to return home and provide money to buy things to celebrate Christmas. She recalled that the entire village had come under heavy attacks from January 1st until August when the attacks abated and everyone returned to their farms.
“Since August, the killings slowed down and we went into serious farming. So on the Christmas eve, my husband went to the farm with confidence that he would harvest and return on time to prepare for Christmas,” Mrs. Iorwuese said.
On how she received the sad news of his demise, Mrs Iorwuese, said while she was preparing food for Christmas, some of her family members, surrounded her, looking sorrowful. She became worried and asked them what had happened, and one of the family members told her that her husband had been shot dead in an ambush by suspected herdsmen. She said her husband was shot in the back and the bullets pierced through his stomach, killing him on the spot.
“All I want is justice. Let those who killed my husband be brought to justice so that his soul can rest in peace,” she said.
Speaking on the incident, the spokesman of Benue State Police Command said the matter was yet to be reported to the police.