Carnival: NSCDC recovers three bodies from Benue river

THE Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Benue State has recovered the bodies of three young men from River Buruku.

According to the statement by spokesman of the Benue command, Ejelikwu Michael, which made available to newsmen in Makurdi on Thursday, three young men who went to a carnival on Boxing Day were declared missing until their bodies were found on Monday.

Michael gave the names of the victims as Andonso Iorliam (20), Chiater Achi (18) and Aondongo Gbir (30).

He said the command had on Christmas Eve got a report about the gathering of some youths around River Buruku for picnic and carnival, which had been banned by the state government and the Tiv traditional council.

“The command, on the strength of intelligence, deployed men in the location on December 25, in collaboration with sister agencies to maintain law and order and if possible stop the carnival from holding.

“However, the number of youths outnumbered security officials and on Sunday, December 26, there were reports of missing persons, which were confirmed on Monday December 27, after three dead bodies were recovered by a search team of divers at about 10:00 a.m.”


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