Two brothers beheaded in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State crisis which, pitted the Eggon tribe against the Alago, took a frightening turn after two Eggon men, said to be brothers, were beheaded.
Peter Abaku, 32, and his brother, James, 28, both refugees in Lafia, the state capital, as a result of the conflict in Nasarawa, were said to be returning to Obi in Eggon area, where they had lived, to move their properties when they were ambushed by some Alago men.  The incident, according to report, happened on Monday.
The Abaku brothers died a horrifying death.
An eye witness, who accompanied them on the ill-fated trip but escaped, said the assailants tied the victims to a tree, plucked out their eyes, removed their hearts before beheading them. An Eggon youth leader, who spoke anonymously to Sunday Vanguard in Lafia, said he and some of his kinsmen visited the scene of murder  in the company of  Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abubakar, and met the two brothers  dead and tied to a  tree with parts of the bodies removed.
According to him, the police commissioner pleaded with them not to allow the matter get out of hand by taking the law into their hands. “It was such a horrible sight seeing two brothers killed and  parts of their bodies removed”, the youth leader lamented.
The bodies were said to have been taken to Dalhatu Specialist Hospital, Lafia but were later released by the police to relations and buried in Tudun Gwandara on Tuesday.


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