From Yakubu Busari Jos.
IGP Usman Alkali Baba
Some livestock raiders have killed one Dakup Ntiem who attempted to protect his goods in Plateau State. His attackers also injured his pregnant wife, Bleesing before they fled the scene when neighbours rose to the cry of agony from the couples.
Eyewitness account said the intruders barged into his home in Pangkai, an hamlet under Lalin village in Mikang local government area of Plateau State, dragged Dakup out and shot him at close range while they hit the wife with clubs, knocking off her teeth and leaving her unconscious in the process.
The attackers fled from the scene believing both were dead but the timely response by relatives who live nearby saved the wife and rushed her to a clinic in Garkawa, a nearby village.
Since the attack which occurred on the midnight of Thursday, April 28 2021, Blessing has been worried after she was discharged from in a health facility as as she agonize over how she would raise her three kids and the fourth one who is on the way without her husband.
Blessing, an orphan got married to Dakup in 2011 and both have been working hard to raise their family until the tragedy. All she is demanding is for justice to be served as four suspects have so far been apprehended.
Confirming the attack, the Police Command in the state investigation was ongoing. nThe Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Gabriel Uba said, ” There was an incident in Lalin, some suspects have been arrested and investigation is ongoing. “
Suspects arrested in connection to the murder late Dakup Dashe Ntiem are Dumtim Barko who is the mai angwan (community leader) of Kalambai, Ponfa Nimfyel from Pangkrim. Pontim Timla from Maje, Mandap Ndam from Pangkrim, Gwamtim Zingkur from Pangkrim. Two others are still at large. They are from from Nban of Langtang North Local Government Area.
The late Dakup will be buried on Wednesday.