Widow kills own kids after losing husband to herdsmen


A widow, Angela Orkuma, has terminated the lives of two of her children in a cold-blooded manner owing to the hardship the death of their father brought to their family.

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The incident, which happened in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State is sending shockwaves across the area, Daily Sun reports.

The paper said Orkuma, 39, was left to cater for four children aged between two and eight having lost her husband of 17 years, Terlumun Orkuma to herdsmen attack.

The situation reportedly overwhelmed her and in order to lessen her difficulties she threw two of her into a well where they were found dead a week later.

“What do they want me to do? I love them but have no choice because they kept crying of hunger every day and I don’t know what to do. There was virtually nothing for me to take care of them. So, I have to let them go to join their father,” she was quoted as saying while defending her action in police custody.

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