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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Man goes crazy, attacks and kills five people in Benue state

The deceased lunatic, Edwin Gyado who killed five of his victims on the day of his graduation from school
Culled from Vanguard
People of Tse-Alaaigyu, Ikyaghev district of Naka, Gwer West local government area of Benue State are yet to come out of the shock and unbelief that trailed the heinous killings of five of their kinsmen by a lunatic, Edwin Gyado, who suddenly ran amok and beheaded his unsuspecting victims.
Edwin, a 27 year old graduate of the Calvin College of Education where he bagged an NCE had a history of insanity which also runs in his family.
Saturday Vanguard gathered from sources in Naka the local government headquaters that the culprit popularly called Nomjov slaughtered some his victims at the Naka earth dam, just few metres from their homes and the site of his local block molding industry.
Our source disclosed that the culprit had over a long period of time, suffered from mental derangement and was taken to the Makurdi Federal Medical Centre where he was treated of his insanity and discharged.

But unknown to his people, the young man relapsed into insanity again until he ran amok, killing his brothers, a woman and children in the community.

It was gathered that he had invited some his victims to the earth dam and the factory site pretending that he wanted something interesting to show his victims but ended up slaughtering them.
Though members of the community meted out jungle justice on the insane young man by beating him to death in revenge for the bizarre killings of his victims, his elder brother, Daniel Gyado, a health worker at the local government secretariat told Saturday Vanguard that Edwin lived a normal life and interacted very well with the people until his mental derangement.

Daniel recalled that on Saturday 19th January, 2013, Edwin complained bitterly to him that his in-laws were pressurizing him to complete the bride price on his wife which according to him was a directive from the gods.

He said, “When he told me that, I encouraged him not to be worried by their complaint and assured him that we would pay his wife’s bride price after consultations with the village head”.
Daniel added that he was however shocked a day later when someone called to inform him that his younger brother had gone on rampage in the village, killing five persons including a woman and her daughter whom he hacked to death.
“I could not believe it and so, set out to look for him. Someone told me that he was spotted at Imande village, some few minutes from here, but later I discovered that a mob had killed him at the Makurdi road in Naka town”, Daniel said.

Narrating how the man killed one of his victims, Zaki Tor Gbenda who was a childhood friend of the insane young man before his death said Edwin hacked a 30 year old Mrs. Nyishima Tyosue a native of Tse-Dzwatema, Mbayoondu, Gbaange/ Tongov to death.

“The murdered woman was my uncle’s wife. I watched from afar as the woman pursued Edwin with a stick after he had killed his nine- year old son Terhile Tyosue with a matchet.  Her strength failed her and she fell down. Edwin who she was chasing suddenly came after her, caught up with her and ordered her to kneel down. And in a jiffy, I saw him chop off the woman’s head with the machet. I shouted and he ran after me”, Zaki said as he fought back tears.

Hitherto, the lunatic had invited his 15 year old brother, Iorguma to his block moulding site on the pretense that he wanted to show him something. While there, he chopped off his brother’s head. It was gathered that the insane man suddenly started pursuing people on the streets and a community earth dam where he caught up with a 10 year old Dangote Samuel of Tse-Uchough Nyamshi village and another nine- year old Joy Ortwav both of whom he seriously injured with his machete but later died  at the Federal Medical center, Apir. “After this last killing, the people became aware of his escapades, so youths in the village mobilized themselves and searched the entire village until they caught him where he was hiding in a  bush in a nearby village.

”They had contemplated taking him to the police but they finally resolved to mete out jungle justice on him by beating him to death”.

Commenting on the unfortunate incident, Chairman of  Gwer West local council, Mrs. Eunice Mbajwa who described the incident as horrifying said she could not comprehend the unfortunate killings.

“For sometime now, I’ve not been able to sleep well nor have I been  able to resume work, it’s indeed saddening. But generally, we have ensured that peace prevailed in the entire community”, Mrs. Mbajwa said.

At the time of visiting the troubled village, some youths were seen digging the grave for the deceased mad man while his  shocked wife who had been sobbing uncontrolably managed to utter these words, “my husband was a nice man. I never envisaged that he would commit such an act.”
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in charge of the state,Deputy Superintendent of Police Daniel Ezeala who also confirmed the incident, decried the villagers resort to jungle justice but added that the command was investigating the matter to ascertain if the man was actually insane.

76 comments:

BLOGLORD said...

o ma se o! insanity runs in the family?
hmnn... that's gross!

Chidozie Mario said...

What kind of madness is that, I think the man was more of an agent of the devil.
God's Design for Sex

Anonymous said...

Roll on comments of how Benue people are the bane of the Nigerian society. By the way, these are TIV people and not Idoma's. *grabs bag of akara and a bottle of miranda*

Anonymous said...

oyaa o, tell me jungle justice is bad here o,

BONARIO NNAGS said...

What an unfortunate incident.
may d souls of d departed rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

This dude is just unhinged!

Anonymous said...

Sad story but still not convinced...the names sound like one of them folktales by 'Aunty'(Tales By Moonlight)

Anonymous said...

i do not wish any body death,... but in this case,.. what can i possibly say... #lipsealed#

Anonymous said...

This is very sad.

Anonymous said...

Wow.....!!!!!! Now dat's a befitting jungle justice.May all deir Souls RIP .PS: not all dat walk around looking all good, properly dressed are normal, dere re categories of madness.Watch and Pray!!! Selah

Alvin Olufisayo said...

This is unimaginable!The guy was possessed to have carried out a killing spree of five people.So pathetic.

Queen Bee said...

Hmmm dats quite unfortunate.
Genetic craze' no dey cure complete na,as it passes onto one's children!.....dey should have been watching' him closely!

Tajasa said...

OMG!This is really really sad ......my mouth still ajar in shock .

Tajasa said...

OMG!This is really sad .....my mouth still ajar in shock

Anonymous said...

This sort of rubbish can only be seen in Nigeria. It was clear that the man was unwell and people knew it. Why was he not properly treated? What rubbish is the Chairman of the LG talking about - that she could not sleep because of the incident? Who cares whether you sleep or not? The fact is that the health facility in my dear country is very very poor, talk less, for mental health! My condolence to the families of his victims. But FMG MUST do more for our people. The money is there, but it is in few hands. When the rich get sick, they go abroad for treatment, but with the poor man, it is 'carry your own burden'. Somebody should explain to Madam Chairman what mental illness is and also to the Police who will now try to extort money from the poor villagers!Such stories give we Naijas abroad a bad name. Jonathan help your people! Madam Chairman, there is something called a schizophrenic.

Anonymous said...

I thot only in US

Anonymous said...

Pheww, 2 long 2 read. *rubbin ma 4head*

confessor said...

Reminds me of 1 insane guy dat joined us in year3,always laffs and talk 2 himself and wen it was time 4 exam he juz rewrites d qus and submit,we latr learnt he juz got out of rehab..buh his father was a lecturer and he came out wif a 2:2...
May they RIP

Anonymous said...

Wh@ a story.#sad#

barbie jagz said...

Wow, strange world it is! May their souls rest in peace! Only God can save us from the lunatics that roam dis earth!

Anonymous said...

No mental healthcare. We say it is of the devil but we also have to treat these people medically as it is genetic.

Anonymous said...

na wa oooo

somadina obi said...

O! This is sad..I'm speechless, there is more to this

Anonymous said...

Many women are shameless this days. You married a mad man, and you have the gusts to say he was just a nice man. How I wish he started the killing on you, then in your next world, you won't have mouth to call him a nice man. I know a lot of women who married men with mental disorders just to be called married women..

omalicha1 said...

Is this is joke?

omalicha1 said...

Is this for real?????

Anonymous said...

Lord have mercy!mad man on rampage o...

omalicha1 said...

Is this is joke?

Anonymous said...

I don't even know where to begin... One less psycho to worry about. RIP to the victims.

Anastacia said...

Thank God he was killed biko. Haba!!!

Anonymous said...

Lord help us!

Anastacia said...

Thank God he was killed biko. His wife shud b thanking God o cos she too wud b a victim sumday.

Anonymous said...

Smh.

Anastacia said...

Thank God he was killed biko. His wife shud b thanking God o cos she too wud b a victim sumday.

Anastacia said...

Thank God he was killed biko. Haba!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank God he was killed biko. Haba!!!

Anonymous said...

Abeg Tiv names are too hard to pronounce jor........

Anonymouse said...

Hmm why is a raven like a writing desk...May God help and protect us so he ran mad just like that...but on a lighter note did his wife actually say that word "envisaged".

doyexy said...

May God help Us o!! Dis just crazie!!!

LIGHTHOUSE FASHION said...

Sad...

CHRISTOPHER FORTUNE said...

Believe me this is the work of jazz/juju...y haven't all d mad men in Nigeria's street killed all ov us...

LIGHTHOUSE FASHION said...

Sad...

Timothy Ozovehe said...

Our country needs divine intervention. what kind of thing is this? wonders shall never end......

Anonymous said...

Very sad no winners here, if he was truly mental, why was he killed? ALUU things

Anonymous said...

Ifeneme, God pls continue to save ur children from evil in Jesus name.

My people, it's me. Am still preaching. Keep very close to God..

THE NAME OF THE LORD
IS A STRONG TOWER,
THE RIGHTEOUS RUN INTO AND ARE SAFE.

Pls visit n follow this blog; www.thebanquethall.blogspot.com

It's all about the Word of God.

Linda Ikeji..thank u.

Sunset said...

Jungle justice again? When will nigerians stop doing this shit? The guy probably wasn't prescribed any medication to control his mental disorder and if he was, then he wasn't taking it. Either way, it's a terrible story!

Anonymous said...

Poor guy and poor victims. Mental disorder is a sad thing. Before discharging a patient from a mental hospital you need to be sure that he is safe enough.
Just sad, poor guy

shyka said...

The guyy was not insane jor. He knew what he was doing. Even to the point of luring his victims to the places he ended up slaughtering them? Another Clifford Orji!! Jungle justice at this point was the best solution to his killing spree.

Anonymous said...

The wife dey cry instead of her to thank God say she still dey alive

tessy ij said...

May their souls be departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace Amen.

Anonymous said...

Please tell em...especially d ignorant pl that leave ignorant messages

Anonymous said...

You my dear....very ignorant and stupid
.

Anonymous said...

see how lawless our country is, a mentally retarded man allowed to roam the streets

Judy said...

My dear tell them o! All of u saying thank God he was killed, he no be human being? Is he a dog or someone that needs help that was not given? Murder is murder both by the mad man n those carrying out d jungle justice n God will judge. Also we have good hospitals in our country but we as a people r never interested in staying long enough to be treated well n continuously monitored for check ups but u rather go to prayer houses or keep envying politicians cos they fly abroad 4 treatment. Linda plz post am comment.

Unknown said...

Which kain insanity is dis now, first he lured his victims to a secluded place and after killing dem goes into hiding? I\'ve neva been insane but I don\'t fink dats how insanity works. And if I hear say jungle justice bad in dis case ehn! Mbok, may d souls of his victims rest in peace and may his soul do watever it wants minus kill people o.

Anonymous said...

That's sad talk. This guy was sick and needed help but your countries health system failed him. and all you can say is "thank God he was killed Biko?"

Anonymous said...

http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/talk-about-mental-health/tips

Anonymous said...

To those of you insulting the wife; you don't have any idea what it is like to have a family member suffering from mental illness. It was no fault of the man for his action - he didn't ask to be born into a family with a history of mental illness. My heart goes out the families of the slain and the mad man. Yes I grieve for the mad man - he is still human and his family will grieve not just for him but will be stigmatised for his action for a long time. The mad man's family will suffer most for this tragedy. I wonder what the people that killed the mad man got from their jungle justice. They just soiled their hands with innocent blood. After all, mentally unstable people are known to be violent most time. Y didn't they keep the man away from others; it could have prevented this tragedy!

Anonymous said...

Read the story well...he was a graduate they said! If she said he was a good man that should be before his illment. Let's pls mind the way we tlk. Thank you and God bless.

Anonymous said...

@anon 12:52pm I'm sure you feel stupid now with your ignorant self trying to bring ethnicity into a tragic story. Continue eating your bag of akara cos that's all your ignorant mind will ever feed on. May the souls of the departed RIP. Linda please try to prevent such negative and unpatriotic comments from poisoning the minds of Nigerians. What has being Tiv or Idoma got to do with the death of fellow Nigerians? When will Nigerians break free from the confines of ethnicity and embrace unity? God help us all.

Anonymous said...

@this rubbish can only be seen in Nigeria - pls watch Crime Investigation channel!

Anonymous said...

Genetic insanity can only be cleared through miracle from above. Am sure his wife is insane too cos it can only take a mad woman to marry a mad man.

Anonymous said...

Nigeria is country is offially cursed

BRIGHTINO said...

Madness is the worst sickness on earth. Worse than cancer and AIDS combined.

Anonymous said...

I have a taught D̶̲̥̅̊ã†̥ dz man must have been charmed mayb a spirit i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ D̶̲̥̅̊ village entered him ......... Even an insane man cant kill or reck havock lyk he J̶̲̥̅̊u̶̲̥̅̊ƨ̣̣̣̇̇̇̇τ̣̣̥ did.........mayb he was controlled by a witch i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ D̶̲̥̅̊ village

Anonymous said...

I served in Benue state and the names aren't fake. Crazy things hapn in dat state# evry morning, u hear news of death of young ppl..(On radio). But they are very friendly ppl

Anonymous said...

o my God what kind of country we are living

Anonymous said...

The thread is generally unfunny, but your post cracked me up. "May the souls of the faithful departed..." Most Nigerians are, generally, half literate, then dem go dey form overdo.

Anonymous said...

He had a history and was not treated or watched??? People like that should do online studies and not full time.

Anonymous said...

some Django unchained shit right there mehnnn.....

Yworrydlongcommentor said...

Eida Sane or Insane d man is a Human bein....Its a gr8 loss on d family of d MadMan....Coz can u Imagine.....On His Graduation day 4 dat matter.....U ppl shud fear God....d guy can never in a sensible way n go ahead to kill his own broda....WITCH n Controllerz re controllin dis guy......n 4 all of u sayin it can not b a madman.....I pray none of ur family xperience bein a Madman 4 once cos u'll kno wat it feel.....I've seen it b4......A madboy dat was livin wit old Women.....Wen d Madness enta him.....He RAPED D WoMeN.....Killd 2 n injured one seriously b4 she later died.....He was later taken to Where dey'll treat him where he eventually jump inside a Well n also died......May We NevER Run MaD in LiFE

Anonymous said...

Your gbagaun sha plenty,I call it tyaun!

Anonymous said...

Na wa o! How can you all be in support of jungle justice

Anonymous said...

very strange and sad............

Oluwatosin williams said...

touching..................

Anonymous said...

another comment from a stupid mind

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