A middle-aged mother has been inconsolable after suspected ritualists beheaded three of her young children on the same day.
The three kids were murdered on October 30, 2016, at Disol village in Gasol Local Government Area of Taraba State.
The bereaved mother, according to Vanguard, has been crying for justice following the murder of her children identified as Terdor who was the eldest at 10-years-old, Terna, eight-years-old and Sulumshima, who was six-years-old at the time they were murdered at the bank of a river where they had gone swimming.
According to Agamabuee, a Tiv, the three children went to have their bath in a nearby stream called Jookwa, alongside eight other children in the evening of the day they were murdered.
“When they (all the 11 children) finished swimming, they decided to fetch water with their buckets for their use at home.
On their homeward journey along the bush path, two men suddenly emerged from a farm rice and grabbed one of my three children in the group by the neck.
While the other children in the group threw away the buckets of water they were carrying in the ambush and ran for their dear lives, my two other children decided to fight back and rescue their sibling from the assailants.
The escaped children brought the news home. Immediately, my husband, fellow villagers and I mobilised to the scene of the attack where we found the headless bodies of the three children in the pool of their blood. It was horrifying.
Beholding the headless bodies, I thought I would die. There were other items lying on the ground at the scene of the crime.
The items include a weird looking cap, substances believed to be hard drugs and a blood stained shirt. We didn’t see the heads of the children. They may have been taken away for ritual purposes.
I had four children. With three of them killed in cold blood, I am left with only one that I am breastfeeding. It all shows the seriousness of the insecurity in the land.”
The State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP David Misal who confirmed the incident, said the command was investigating the crime, adding that no arrest has been made so far.