A Benue community was subjected to a tragic incident as herdsmen attacked, resulting in the loss of a final-year student’s life.

On November 6, 2023, suspected herdsmen carried out a deadly assault in Mbaayaar village, Anyiin, situated in the Logo Local Government Area of Benue State. This brutal attack resulted in the tragic loss of three lives, including that of a final-year student from Taraba State University.

Details regarding the harrowing incident are currently scarce and incomplete as of this report. However, it has been confirmed that aside from the three fatalities, several others sustained injuries during the assault.

One of the victims has been identified as a final-year student from Taraba State University, who was visiting his family in the area at the time of the attack.

Cassidy Nwane, affectionately known as “Cassidy” among friends, tragically lost his life in this devastating incident, leaving his loved ones and friends in a state of shock and mourning.

A close friend, Barreal Tee, took to social media to express the profound impact of Cassidy’s untimely death. Tee fondly reminisced about their shared experiences as teenagers during their secondary school years, recalling the moments they spent together with other friends in the Mkar Quarters.

He wrote;

“Cassidy Nwane! As I normally calls you. I’m Speechless, weak and confused. Immediately Usha broke this news to me this morning I shouted No! But in my mind I said nowadays once they pronounced you dead you’re gone.”

“Your last word to me was yesterday but I didn’t know that was the final word for me to hear from you. I flashed back wen we were still teenagers during our secondary days I, Bemdoo, Marshall, Shagba and Cassidy we used to came around during weekend to spend it together at Late Rev Tornande Adure (Then) Assistant General Secretary NKST World wide @ His Residence Mkar Quarters before he won Logo local government council Chairman.

“You have been more than a Friend to me sacrifice, Support, and encouragement you gave me even wen I entered University of Mkar wen you were still at Mkar is uncountable. A promising vibrant young man Very Jovial a Final year Student at Taraba state University as someone who loved family and friends so much you just came home last week to check on your love ones. Then I just received a shocking news of my life that you were killed by herdsmen yesterday . I’m writing this with tears. Rest In Peace bro.”