Hippopotamus kills pregnant woman in Makurdi causes panic


A wild hippopotamus allegedly killed a pregnant woman around the old bridge crossing point of River Benue on Tuesday in Makurdi Benue state capital.

There are two bridges on River Benue in Makurdi- the old and the new bridge.

A witness account told The Nation that the victim went to the island with other traders to buy vegetables for commercial purposes when she was attacked at the shore of the river.

It was gathered that the woman, whose identity was not clear, was being ferried in an engine boat, which developed a fault and transferred to a wooden one.

The attacked boat was broken into pieces with the victim drowned, it was learnt.

However, a search party was instituted and her body was recovered on Wednesday.

Benue Police spokesperson, SP Sewuese Anene, said she had yet to get the information.

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