Mr and Mrs Akam, newly married couples from Takum local government area of Taraba state found the end of their marriage in Maraba village of Donga area of Taraba state in the hands suspected Jukun militia.
Mrs. Doose Akase Akam, the bride reveale how the groom, her husband was muldered by militias in Maraba village, a Tiv/Jukun crisis hub, she said the incident is capable of tanishing her life if government did not take necessary actions to uncover those behind the killing of her newly married husband.
“We took off around 10 am in Takum motor park, my husband told me we should go and see his father who is leaving in Bali, on our way, we boarded a passeger Wagon for our trip to Meihula in Bali”
“We were eight in number in the vehicle, my husband Mr. Donard Akase Akam, myself and my step daughter were the only three Tiv passengers in the vehicle, as we got to a Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) check point in Maraba, we were stopped by the officers.
“As we stopped, some young men with Knives and other light weapons approached our vehicle and started threatening that the driver should drop any Tiv person inside the vehicle, they dragged myself and my husband out of the vehicle”
“They decended heavily on my husband, the driver of the vehicle was a Hausa man from Takum, he quickly alerted the people that were within, few people that came around rescued me, I was forced back into the vehicle but by then, the militias took my husband away”
“The driver rushed us out of the scene, that was when I discovered my husband was not rescued alongside me, I started asking the people in the vehicle what happen to my husband, one of the passengers told me that he was not rescued, that was when I got to know that I lost him base on the crisis that has been happening within the area”
“Am in deep pains, if government can get the people that took my husband away and kill him as I was told, I will know that at least justics is done, it will also serve as a lesson to others not to repeat same to another person” Mrs. Doose Donard Akase Akam revealed.
Master Akase Akam, the father of the groom said he was able to gather reliably that the militias killed his son, butchered him in pieces, put in a bag and took the body to untraceable destination.
Akam while speaking with newsmen on phone stated that he is use to the area where his son was muldered by the militias and he got information through his friends on a vivid account that his son was killed when he was snatched out of the vehicle while coming to visit him at Maihula in Bali local government area of Taraba state.
“Am shock with such barbaric act been perpetrated on an innocent person who did not commit any criminality against anybody, how can they kill my son like that, he did no wrong against anybody within the area, I demand that the government should go all out to fish out those behind this act, I want Justices to be done on the killing of Mr. Donald. Akam stated.
The police public relation officer PPRO Taraba state command ASP David Misar confirm the incident while speaking with newsmen
Misar said he recieved a report from the Division Police Officer DPO of the Maraba area in connection to the scene.
“On the 10th of October 2020, one Mrs Doose and her husband Donard Akam were attack by some suspected militias in the outskirt of Maraba town while they were coming from Takum, while the militias killed the husband, the driver escaped with the wife”
Misar stated that investigation has since commence on the matter though nobody has been arrested in connection to the crime.