BY PETER DURU
MAKURDI – A middle aged man, Terseer Angyo, has been arrested by the Benue state Police command for allegedly beheading a 13 year old girl, Mnyorhan Asase, at Aliade in Gwer local government area of the state.
Vanguard gathered from a sources yesterday that the 13 year old girl was slaughtered by her assailant in a forest area in Aliade while on her way back from a local community market in a nearby village.
Corroborating the story, the Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Deputy Suprintendent, DSP, Daniel Ezeala said the Police in Aliade was few days ago alerted by the mother of the deceased of her sudden disappearance.
He said, “One Verlumun Asase, residing in Aliade had informed the Police that her daughter, 13 year old Mnyorhan Asase was attacked and beheaded on her way from the market at Tse-Nyajo, some seven kilometers from Aliade town.
“She reported that one Terseer Angyo allegedly forced the little girl into the bush were he cut off her head and hid it in black nylon back which was dripping blood.
“Acting on that information, the Police traced the suspect and found the lifeless head of the little girl in his possession, investigation into the matter has fully commenced after which the suspect would be made to face trial before a competent court.”
Ezeala further added hat the command had two days ago arrested a two man human trafficking syndicate (names withheld) at Ikpayongo, also in Gwer local government area of the state for allegedly trading on two pregnant women who were sold to a baby factory in Aba, Abia state.
He said the Police was still conducting investigations into the matter assuring that all suspects connected to the matter would be made to face the law.
On the recent killings at Ayati, Agena and gbaye in Ukum local government area, the PPRO said the the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adams Audu and the Assistant Inspector of Police, AIG, Zone 4, Makurdi, Mr. Mike Zuokumor visited the scene at the weekend and order full investigations into the matter in order to arrest masterminds of the attack.