The children identified as Eric Abba and Aondona Eric Abba, were abducted last Saturday, July 3 around the J.S. Tarka Institute of Political Studies in Benue state.
The Nation reports that the children aged seven and six, were said to have left their home on Plot 109, Captain Downes street, Gboko East in Benue State to a football viewing center a few meters away from their residence after their parents left home. Their parents were said to have raised the alarm when they didn’t see them, leading to a search and rescue effort that yielded no results.
The footwear of one of them was later found near a dugout area that had a pool of water and the second’s footwear at a nearby Catholic Church on Sunday morning July 4. The discovery prompted an initial suspicion they might have drowned in the stagnant water. However, the search of divers in the shallow water yielded no result.
Sadly, the bodies of their minors were later discovered dumped near the water at the J.S. Tarka Institute of Political Studies with clear evidence of strangulation around their various necks.
The state police command has since commenced an investigation into the matter.