BENUE: Suspected herdsmen kill mother, son, one victim injured during attack


Armed men suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents have killed one middle-aged woman identified as Mnguzugwen Uyegher and her son Nicholas Uyegher, a JSS 3 student.

Reports say the assailants killed Nicholas and his mother during the attack in Benue State while his younger brother, Patrick managed to escape with injuries and was later admitted at a nearby hospital.

The incident happened at Tse Adai in Mbagwen community, Makurdi Local Government Area of the state last month.

Nicholas’ classmates at Daddy Memorial College Yagba, North Bank, Makurdi paid a condolence visit to his family, Thursday, May 20.

Below is the account of the incident posted on the school’s official Facebook page.


“Today the JSS3 students of Daddy Memorial College paid a condolence visit to the family of Uyegher over the demise of their son Nicholas Uyegher who was killed alongside his mother Mnguzugwen Uyegher by Fualni Herdsmen at Tse Adai, Mbagwen, Makurdi LG on 18th April 2021.

“Nicholas Uyegher until his murder was a JSS3 student of the college; he met his early death when he went to his farm along side his mother and his younger brother Patrick Uyegher who is also a JSS1 student of the college to check their crops so they can resume school on the 19th April, 2021.

“The sad incidence took the life of Nicholas, his mother while Patrick Narrowly escaped after been hacked severally by the herders who left him with severe injuries thinking he was dead as you can see in the picture.

“According to the father, the final wake comes up next week Wednesday 26/05/2021 while the Burial takes place on Thursday 27/05/2021.

“May the Almighty God console the family and grant the life of Nicholas and Mnguzugwen eternal rest as we continue to pray for the full recovery of Patrick in Jesus Name, Amen,” the statement concluded.



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