A 23-year-old mother of two, Mercy Samuel was reportedly hacked to death during a disagreement in their home in Plateau state.

According to reports, the unfortunate incident happened on Sunday night, April 17.

The husband identified as Samuel Mathew who is currently at large attacked his wife, leaving her with her abdomen ripped open and her intestine cut.

Mercy was found at their home along Vom Road in Jos on Monday morning and rushed to the Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, but she died on Wednesday, April 20.

Jummai Madaki, the State Project Officer, Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternative, WRAPA, who confirmed the incident said the deceased had been a victim of domestic violence for a while and the group was trying to get support for her before she was killed.

Following her death, Jummai asked the public to call for justice on her behalf.

“There had been some violence against her in the past as confirmed by her family but the husband’s family denied any violence. The man ripped open her tummy, remove her intestine and cut it before he disappeared with her phone so she could not call for help.

“They live in a small apartment so I wonder why no one heard her scream, we were told help did not come until the early hours of Monday when she was rushed to the hospital and placed on oxygen. An informant called my attention to the incident and we raise an alarm. Surprisingly, the matter was not reported to the police. We were told by her parents that even as recent as last year, she was home due to some issues but the husband’s people came to beg and she went back.” She said.

The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Rebecca Sambo, who visited the family of the deceased in Gyel, Jos South, expressed sadness over the incident and assured the family that justice will be served.

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