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Family Perished, As Wife Kills Husband, Children And Self

woman kills husband, children and herself in Makurdi on Friday night.

News Agency of Nigeria reported that one Mrs. Adetsav, killed her husband Mr. Nicholas Adetsav, a staff of Makurdi Local Government Council, and their three children, were killed on Friday night in Makurdi.

Her Husband works with the Department of Finance while his wife worked with the Department of Agriculture, The Chairman, Makurdi Local Government Council, Mrs. Akange Audu, said.

The police command in Benue has confirmed the killing, from reports by NAN NG. It was reported that the woman was having issues with her husband which resulted in the killing of her husband and children.

“From the information available to us, the woman has been having issues with her husband which might have culminated into this,” Mr. Moses Yamu, the command’s spokesman, told the News Agency 0f Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Makurdi.

He also said that “They have been having issues; just yesterday(Friday), the woman was seen with a pestle trying to smash her husband’s car. No one knows the cause of their frequent fights.”

Police personnel sent to the house found the man foaming in the mouth, the three kids already dead, while the woman, also dead, was found holding a knife in her hands. He added.

“The incident happened at 8:30 p.m. on Friday; from what we have gathered, the couple fight on daily basis,” NAN.

Mrs. Audu also said that the couple was always involved in quarreling, she added that she had warned neighbours to stay away from their fighting.

NAN confirms with neighbours, that the couple had been having issues. they added that the couple had been fighting since Friday afternoon, but no one appeared sure of the cause of their fights.

A neighbour who remained anonymous claimed that she stopped intervening on their quarrels when Mrs. Adetsav threatened her with a knife during one of such interventions. NAN

It has been gathered that the corpses had been deposited at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Hospital, Makurdi and investigation had started to determine the reasons for the killing.

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