36-year-old lecturer shot dead by gunmen in Benue State

A university lecturer, identified as Dr. Major Walter Anma Isa, who was shot dead by gunmen on Christmas Eve will be laid to rest on on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in his hometown, Ukwongo, Utonkon, Ado Local Government Area of Benue state. 

Late Isa, who was until his death a lecturer at the College of Education Katsina-Ala and PhD student of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, was among the 5 persons killed when some unknown gunmen on motorbikes stormed the residence of Katsina-Ala Local Governmentchairman, Alfred Avalumun Atera, on Thursday, December 24, 2020.

Recall that 3 police officers and one other person were murdered in the attack. The council leader who was at his residence at the time of the attack escaped death narrowly as he was smuggled out during the exchange of gunfire with the private security man.

Meanwhile, friends have taken to social media to mourn the lecturer, with all describing him as a good and caring person. Mbavough Elvis wrote: 

“So so short of words and confused why it has to be you and now. The Questions of WHY Can go on and on and on buh what is the point of going on and on when no one is here to provide answers.,” one Mbavough Elvis wrote. 

“You are coming around each and every evnin for a sit out/exchange of ideas and the sharing of wise thoughts. We talk about everything and I in particular find wisdom in you. A young man agile, energetic, vibrant and full of life. You were never living for less.

The unbelievable news of your untimely demise in the early hours of today ransacked my entire being today, leaving me so numb. I still waited this evening for your usual coming but only to be assured that I will wait forever and u will never come again as usual.

What a life that we can’t tell the event of the next minute. What an empty smile saying I can’t be with u again. My heart is pained. My spirit is weak. My soul is drab.

Isa Major, the entire reflection of thoughts about you are characterized by that welcome smile from you face that is visible from every side of your face but we are reciprocating it this evening with a flow of TEARS. WHAT A LIFE WE ARE LIVING, BULLETS FLYING IN EVERY STREET AND CONNER AND WE ARE DYING FOR NO REASON.


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