Intervention’s account of the circumstances surrounding the death of a sawyer in Ugbokolo in Benue State of Nigeria yesterday has been contradicted. An alternative account has it that the sawyer was killed when the very tree he was sawing fell on him and killed him subsequently. Two community leaders have attested to this narrative of the sawyer’s death but Intervention is not punishing the stringer who filed the story. The reason is that she has an analysis that passes the test of plausible understanding of the sawyer’s death. Although Intervention is not standing by its earlier story, the matter is regarded as an unfolding development.
The logic of the story remains impeccable in a small but fast rising urban, educational centre in rural Nigeria that witness things strange as Ugbokolo, particularly in the past one week, including someone shooting himself to death on the ground that he was jilted. Who anticipates and prevents crimes in, around and about Ugbokolo, an emerging centre of education, commerce and politics that also cuts into Kogi, the east, south east and the railway Districts in Idomaland?