Terkibi Yakpe, husband of an eight-month pregnant woman, Mnwaga, who was killed by Fulani herdsmen in Orin Ekiti, Ekiti State, has spoken out.
The 37-year-old man said his wife’s death was like snuffing life out of him.
Yakpe and his family were attacked before dawn at a farm settlement, some kilometres from Orin Ekiti, on Thursday, January 18. His pregnant wife who was 25 years of age was shot dead before him.
The woman was eight months pregnant with their baby before assailants suspected to be Fulani herdsmen struck and shot her in the head.
Yakpe speaking with Punch said, “I was very happy when she told me that she was pregnant; we sat down, held each other ’s hands and talked about our plans for our children. My wife was a gift to me; she stood by me through thick and thin.
“We had started planning for the baby and buying things in readiness for its birth.
“We were so happy and really looking forward to the birth of a new baby to join the family soon. We had made the necessary preparations, but the killers came from nowhere and took away my joy for no reason.
“They killed my wife without any provocation and turned our joy to sadness. God will surely visit them with calamity wherever they are.”