Joseph Imoter Ukpanya

The plans of ‘Dr’ Joseph Imoter Ukpanya to meet his family members in peace has been cut short by dare devil armed robbers.

Mr Ukpanya was crushed to death by a truck along the Makurdi-Lafia road last weekend.

It was gathered that late Mr Ukpanya, who was pursuing his PhD in History and War studies at the Nigerian Defence Academy, was on his way home from Jos, Plateau State, when he ran into a gang of armed robbers.

The robbers forced him at gunpoint to lay face down on the road as a barricade for vehicles. However, an oncoming speeding truck refused to stop and ran over him. He wrote his last exam on July 16, 2019.

Mr Ukpanya was laid to rest on Thursday, August 8, in Gwer West local government area of Benue State after a wake-keeping at his family compound, Adikpo Street, Ankpa Ward, Makurdi.