Japhet Toryila, a 200-level student at Benue State University in Makurdi, and three other people were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
On Sunday afternoon, July 18, the assailants assassinated the Public Administration student in his farm at Tom-ayin in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue state.
Japhet finished his first semester exams last week and returned home to the farm, according to the information.
According to a family source, the deceased was an orphan who had to farm to pay his school tuition.
Meanwhile, friends, classmates, and coworkers have expressed their condolences on Facebook. Bola Dabo, his roommate, stated they were together on Saturday.
“I have cried and I can’t cry anymore. My room mate, my brother and friend a public administration student of benue state university. I and Japhet Toryila were together yesterday and today Japhet is no more, he was killed by Fulani gunmen this afternoon kiaaa I will forever miss you bro. may your soul rest in peace.” he wrote.
Prince Alaka: “On behalf of my humble self, family members and NOSA NATIONAL SECRETARIAT as assistant general secretary, announce to you the death of our beloved brother, school mate, course mate, and a friend, in person of Mr Japhet Toryila, who is currently a 200L student in the department of public administration, Benue state University Makurdi. Which his death, was as a result of cattle owners (FULANIS), as they attack him with three others and end their dreams. Brother we love you, but GOD love you more, we pray that may God judge you with mercy. RIP Mr japhet”