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.

It was
gathered 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

It was also 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

According to sources, 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
reporters that
Edwin lived a normal life and
interacted very well with the
people until his mental

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

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

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.

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…..
The lunatic

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