There was pandemonium in Makurdi on Saturday as three bodies were found burnt around the perimeter fence of the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi (FUAM).
Confirming the development, the state police command claimed the three men were suspected robbers who were lynched by the residents of the community while the residents gave a conflicting account by claiming they were cultists on reprisal.
According to a student (name withheld), there were suspicions that the deceased were students who went on a revenge mission following the Wednesday killing of a 200-level undergraduate at the Benue State University (BSU) campus in Makurdi.
Reacting to the tragic incident, the Public Relations Officer of FUAM identified as Joseph Fanafa admitted that three bodies were found burnt beyond recognition at the new perimeter fence of the institution and dismissed claims linking the deceased as either student of the university or cultists.
“No identity card was found on them or either any other form of identification because the bodies were burnt beyond recognition.
“We don’t know them and no student was reported missing. The incident happened at a time when ASUU was on strike and nearly every students left on their own to resume later as school authority had inform them that examinations would resume March, 23, 2020.
The truth is that no one has substantial information that they were killed as cultists or by community people,” Fanafa added.
When contacted, the Spokesperson of the Benue State Police Command, Catherine Anene, confirmed that two suspected robbers were lynched. Anene also said that the police recovered two locally made pistols from the scene of incident.