In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 24th, October, 2020

How My Brother, Spouse, Their three Youngsters Died The Similar Day

How My Brother, Wife, Their 3 Children Died The Same Day

Dennis Mnenger Ityavgyer

Photograph credit score: The PUNCH

On this interview, Dennis Mnenger Ityavgyer tells The PUNCH how his brother, his spouse, and their three kids died similar day.


Dennis Mnenger Ityavgyer is an elder brother of Moses Tanongo, the late lecturer of the College of Mker, Benue and PhD scholar on the College of Nigeria, Nsukka, who died alongside his spouse and three kids in an auto accident on Saturday, October 10, 2020, whereas travelling to go to his brother who had simply recovered from an ailment. Ityavgyer speaks to JOHN CHARLES about his late brother and the tragedy

Your brother, Moses Tanongo, was a lecturer on the College of Mkar, Benue till his loss of life. He died alongside his spouse and three kids on October 10. What are you aware in regards to the unhappy incident?

Tanongo, his spouse, kids and buddy, Leva, have been travelling to see certainly one of our brothers, who’s a reverend father in Adikpo (headquarters of Kwande Native Authorities Space) when the accident occurred at Gbatse.

The driver of a truck coming from Calabar in Cross River State refused to cease at a police checkpoint so he overtook some autos in entrance of him and went in opposition to site visitors. In the meantime, my brother, his household and buddy have been within the car coming from the other way. The truck collided head-on with their automobile.

How many individuals have been within the automobile?

They have been seven in quantity: my brother, Tanongo; his spouse; three kids; his colleague on the College of Mkar and one different man who was a instructor in a secondary college in our village. His spouse was about 33 years previous and the kids have been 11, seven and 4 years previous.

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Tanongo had been going there to go to our brother who’s a reverend father and had been sick. So, he was going there to go to him alongside his household members. His buddy, Leva, was additionally going with him to go to the reverend father.

Whose car have been they in?

Leva was the proprietor of the automobile and was the one driving.

Did your brother have any kids not within the accident?

No, he misplaced all of the members of his household within the accident. However within the prolonged household, his brothers and sisters are nonetheless alive however our dad and mom are useless.

What did your brother train within the college?

He taught within the Mass Communication division of the College of Mkar alongside his buddy, Joshua Leva.

What sort of particular person was your brother?

He was born about 56 years in the past and had his major and secondary schooling outdoors the village however went to Bayero College, Kano the place he had his first and second levels. Earlier than his loss of life, he was a PhD scholar at the College of Nigeria, Nsukka. He was a really hard-working particular person. He was easygoing and really good. He was at all times the most effective in his class in these days; he was very sensible.


What impressed him to turn into a lecturer?

I can’t say for sure however whereas we have been rising up, he talked an excessive amount of so we used to at all times name him a talkative. He studied Theatre Arts and you understand that one of many programs in that division has to do with communication expertise, so I believe that skill to speak very effectively made him to turn into a lecturer.

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How did you discover out in regards to the incident?

His ex-wife who lives in Kano was contacted by the police. I believe when they went via the contact record on his cell phone, they noticed her quantity. She was the one who referred to as to inform us in regards to the accident.

What was the household’s response to the tragedy that took him and all his relations?

How can one describe the lack of family members, significantly, a complete household going directly? It is vitally disheartening and devastating to the household however since there may be nothing we will do to deliver them again, now we have accepted what occurred. However he and his household are sorely missed him. He was a great man to us, his prolonged relations.

For occasion, in the course of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, he was the one offering for his prolonged relations and helping us. If the household may flip again the palms of time, we’d have executed all the things to deliver them again. However sadly, there may be nothing we will do.

Has the federal government reached out to your loved ones?

Sure, the governor (Samuel Ortom) despatched the Secretary to the State Authorities, Tony Ijohor (SAN), to console the household and we in return despatched a letter of appreciation to the governor.

Have you ever heard from the household of the opposite lecturer, Joshua Leva, who was killed?

Sure, we’re involved together with his spouse.

What’s the replace on the motive force of the truck accountable for the accident?

The report is already with the police and the truck proprietor has been to the police station. We met on the police station not too long ago. The household made a proposal to the truck proprietor relating to the burial and the automobile that was broken however he stated he wouldn’t have the ability to settle for our proposal for the burial. He pleaded with the household to contemplate that issues are arduous however promised to look into the automobile problem later.

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Are you planning to take a authorized motion in opposition to the corporate, their driver and the proprietor of the truck?

The household has agreed that there is no such thing as a must go to court docket on the situation he accepts the proposal we gave to him.


Supply: The PUNCH

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