Student returning from choir rehearsal hacked to death in Jos

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Police in Central Nigeria are investigating the murder of a Polytechnic student, Davou Musa Chung on Wednesday, in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.

Davou, 30, was found dead on Thursday morning along Kuru Jenta-Vom road, in Jos South Local Government Area with deep machete cuts in his hands and face.

Police sources say a motorcycle believed to belong to the Engineering student was recovered from the scene of the murder.

Locals return early from farms for fear of attacks

“The road was barricaded at the scene of the murder somewhat like an armed robbery spot but it could have also been a precalculated ambush,” said a source.

Davou is believed to have been killed while returning from choir rehearsal in Heipang on Wednesday.

He was a Choir Master at both his home Church, COCIN Tya Vom and COCIN Rahwol Chom, Heipang, his school Church where he’d gone to coach his choristers for a special rendition on Sunday.

Mourners weep openly on Friday during Davou’s burial

A final year student of Electronic Engineering at the Plateau State Polytechnic, Mr. Davou Musa was said to have nearly completed traditional rites for his wedding in January 2021.

His murder threw the entire Vom community into mourning as residents wailed in open streets when his corpse was brought for burial on Friday.

Davou was an active member of the Boys Brigade Nigeria

Five young men were two weeks ago shot dead by suspected herdsmen at a social centre in K-Vom village, less than 2000mtrs from the spot Davou was killed.

Davou’s murder is believed to further severe relationship between locals and herdsmen who’ve been in conflict for nearly two decades.

No official comment has however been obtained from local authorities on the incident.

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