Decaying corpse causes stir in Makurdi

By Sunday Ogli

There is palpable fear in Makurdi, Benue State capital following discovery of corpse of an unidentified man at the roadside junction leading to the Makurdi airport.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that the corpse has been in the area for the past four days while nobody has come to identify or evacuate it.
As a result of the number of days it has been left unattended to, it has started to decay, forcing passersby to close their nose when walking along the area to prevent them from inhaling the order oozing from it.
A resident of the area, who did not want his name in print, appealed to the officials of sanitation and environmental agency to evacuate the corpse from the area.
He explained that the corpse has become food for pigs in the area even as he disclosed that they were afraid of reporting the development to the police for fear of arrest.
Another resident who also spoke in the same vein said the presence of the corpse in the area has prevented them from drying their crops in the road divider as pigs would contaminate them after feeding on the corpse.
Reacting to the development, the state police spokesman, SP Daniel Ezeala told this reporter on phone that efforts were on to identify the corpse while he appealed to the state sanitation and environmental agency to evacuate it.

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