…18-month-old son injured
From ROSE EJEMBI, Makurdi.
One year after her husband was murdered in mysterious circumstances, a 26-year-old mother of one, Sewuse Tyoor, has been allegedly murdered in her house at Taraku, Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State by unidentified gunmen, who also inflicted injury on her 18-month-old baby, Goodluck Tyoor.
One of her neighbours, Mr. John Tor, said that the deceased had before her untimely death identified some members of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency as the alleged suspects in the murder of her husband, Chia Tyoor, who also suffered the same fate at the same residence in 2012.
Mr. Tor said that they woke up to discover that the woman was killed while her only son, Goodluck, was badly injured.
Tor said: “We woke up to discover that Madam Sewe (Sewuse) was slaughtered with her son.”
He said a top local government official came with the police and took the two bodies after which the neighbours were informed that her son was still alive.
He added: “We have never seen such wickedness in this town.
“The woman’s husband was killed last year and today it is his wife.
“What on earth has he done that can’t be forgiven?”
Dr. Daivd Maor, Chairman, Gwer Local Government Area, told newsmen in a telephone interview that Sewuse’s remains have been deposited at the Local Government General Hospital while the boy was receiving treatment at the intensive care of a hospital.
Maor assured the people of their safety, urging them to go about their normal businesses.
He promised that the suspects would be brought to book.
He also said that the police were still investigating, but no arrest had be made so far.
This was just as the people of Taraku insisted that the deceased was the only eyewitness to the crime.
Meanwhile, the trial of the suspected four NDLEA staff has been slated to begin on January 15, 2013.