A fresh graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Echechofu Ali Paul was hacked to death by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Odugbeho community, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State. Echechofu was among the over 40 persons killed in the community following a coordinated attack carried out by suspected herders on Sunday, June 6. It was gathered that the Business Administration Business graduate recently returned home after completing his final year project and was waiting for NYSC mobilisation.
Meanwhile, friends, former classmates and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn the former Secretary of the National Association of Agatu Students (NAAS) NAAS in a statement issued on Tuesday, June 8, described Echecholu as dedicated, humble and committed to the association. “I, on behalf of the NAAS Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, condemn the unprovoked attacked on the people of Odugbehu by fulani herdsmen in the late hour of yesterday 6th June, 2021 in Agatu local government area of benue State. “The Entire NAAS Federal university of Agriculture Makurdi want to bring to the Notice of the Public And NAAS National of the Demise of her Students during am attack at odugbehu Community on Friday which led to the death of Comrade ALI Echechofu, the Ex-Secretary of the Association. Late Comrade Ali Echechofu was a Graduate of Business Administration from the Prestigious College of Management Science Federal university of Agriculture Makurdi.
The deceased until his painful demise was a figure of development for our dear association, very dedicated, humble and Committed to services until his departure. On this Note we call and appeal to NAAS National led By Rt Comrade Adakole Jonah the Students Union President, National Association of Agatu students to come to our aid to mourn our lost as plans are ongoing to visit the families of the deceased in the relocated area soon, We look forward to hear from you Mr president and your team. In this same vein am using this medium to call on all the Agatu Student’s to be vigilant and avoid any unnecessary traveling during this period because of the insecurities within the area and also urge us to pray for peace and progress of our dear home. May the soul of the faithful departed rest in peace!. Victoria Acerta!