Unknown gunmen kills three in Edo community


October 25, 2023.

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Azonuchechi Chukwu.

Unknown Gunmen have killed three persons, including a member of the Edo State Security Network (ESSN), in Ekiadolor Community in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.

The incident which occurred around the market square between 6:am and 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, prompted protests from mini-bus drivers who appealed to security agencies to enhance security in the area.

Reliable sources informed newsmen that the sole survivor of the attack, identified as Bright Oviawe, a driver, has been hospitalised after sustaining two gunshot wounds.

It was gathered that the deceased vigilante member identified as Jude Aikhionbare, 43, was returning from his night duty when his assailants opened fire on him around the market square.

The other two victims were identified as Felix Ighodaro and Aza Mani, mini-bus drivers in the locality.

The younger brother of the sole survivor, Mr. Uhunoma Oviawe, stated that the attackers operated in a blue Toyota Camry.

“My brother told me that the former CDA chairman of Ekowe Community, Endurance Edohen, called my brother Bright to come and settle the issue of the land he sold to him at Ekowe Community. I went with my brother this morning,” he explained.

“As we were waiting, I left my brother to eat in a nearby restaurant when suddenly a Toyota Camry arrived. Endurance came out of the car and shot my brother in the hand and leg,” Uhonoma Oviawe said.

He further identified the victims of the attack as indigenous residents of the Ekiadolor Community.

The attack occurred barely one month after unidentified gunmen invaded and killed six individuals, including three vigilante members, in Okhunmwun Community on October 21. (www.naija247news.com).

Azonuchechi Chukwu
Azonuchechi Chukwuhttp://Naija247News.com
Ms Azonuchechi Chukwu has a BSC holder in mass communication Ebonyi State University

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