Tears as two siblings slump, die during heated argument in Benue

Tears as two siblings slump, die during heated argument in Benue

- A farmland has caused the death of two siblings in Benue state

- The two brothers were said to have used charms to kill each other over the ownership of the farmland

- The incident was confirmed by the state police public relations, DSP Catherine Anene

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A report by Sun indicates that two blood brothers have killed each other during a heated argument over farmland at Tse Agbulu, Kunav community, Sengenv ward of Gwer West local government area of Benue state.

Legit.ng gathered that the siblings who were identified as Iorhemba Adóón and Jima Adóón were alleged to have killed each other with charms.

The newspaper noted that sources from the area said the strange incident happened about two weeks ago during a heated argument.

Tears as two siblings slump, die during heated argument in Benue

The Benue state public relations officer, DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed that the siblings died in strange circumstances. Credit: @PoliceNG
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It stated that the two brothers were fighting over ownership of farmland belonging to their late father, and did not exchange blows at all, but only used incantation which led to their death within a few minutes interval.

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According to the report, one of the sources disclosed that Jima Adoon took a tractor to plow his rice farmland close to River Benue, adding that when his immediate elder brother, Iorhemba, heard about his presence on the farm, he went there to meet him and tried to forcefully stop the tractor's driver from further plowing the land.

The development was said to have infuriated Adoon who in turn exchanged hot words with him and within minutes, the two brothers were at loggerheads.

The state police public relations officer, DSP Catherine Anene, who was said to have confirmed the incident, said the siblings died in a strange circumstance.

Anene said:

“It is true, the incident was reported but the brothers slumped and died; it was strange."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state ordered the closure of a secondary school, Vaatia College, in Makurdi, the capital of the state, following the outbreak of a strange disease.

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It was reported that following the shutdown, the school authority had sent a notice to parents and guardians, on Sunday, February 14, to pick up their children and wards.

Five students of the school were reported to have been hit with a strange illness and hospitalized at the teaching hospital and Madonna hospital all in Makurdi.


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