The Police in Benue has confirmed the killing of a man and his three children by his wife, who also took her life.
“The man, Mr Nicholas Adetsav, a staff of Makurdi Local Government Council, and his children, were killed on Friday night in Makurdi.
His wife, believed to be responsible for the death of the quartet, also killed herself.
“From the information available to us, the woman has been having issues with her husband which might have culminated into this,” Mr Moses Yamu, the command’s spokesman, told newsmen on Saturday in Makurdi.
“They have been having issues; just yesterday(Friday), the woman was seen with a pestle trying to smash her husband’s car. No one knows the cause of their frequent fights.”
He said that Police personnel sent to the house found the man foaming in the mouth, the three kids already dead, while the woman, also dead, was found holding a knife in her hands.
Yamu said that investigation had begun toward determining the reasons for the actions, while the corpses had been deposited at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Hospital, Makurdi.
One of the neighbours told NAN that she stopped intervening on their quarrels when Mrs Adetsav threatened her with a knife during one of such interventions.