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PHOTO: Oldest Man In Benue State Dies At 122.



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Eye brows were raised when CNN named Besse Cooper, who died a few weeks ago at 116, as the oldest person in the world.

However how findings have revealed that the oldest man in Benue State, Nigeria, Evangelist Nehemiah Shawon Ndur has died at the age of 122.


According to the eldest son of the deceased, Mr. Gideon Iorwuese Ndur, the late centenarian passed on after suffering old age for several years.

Gideon who disclosed this yesterday in Vandeikya Local Government Area said that he (late Ndur) was still talking until his glorious exit.

He added that the late Evangelist, was a dedicated Christian of the NKST church Uka, Mbawuar in Vandeikya LGA where he celebrated his 122 birthday, in February 2012, for making his dream come true as an apostle of Christ even at old age.

The bereaved man who said though the late father was committed to mother earth few days ago, he would be missed by the entire family especially for his exemplary lifestyle.

Late Evangelist Nehemiah worked at NKST church Mbaakon with the head pastor, Pastor Ortese Bem in 1958 and translated the Holy Bible from English to Tiv language in 1964.

It was gathered that the late Nehemiah was born into the the family of Ndur Ajoko of Mbawuar in Vandeikya local government area of the state in 1890.

The deceased started his working career as a trainee evangelist in 1939 and was first sent to preach the message of God popularly called “waaji” with one of his close friends,Jam Gbeji, when they were baptized at NKST church in Jato-Aka, Kwande local government area of the state.

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