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Gunmen Kill Three Vigilantes In Edo



Gunmen Kill Three Vigilantes In Edo

I was also shot by the hoodlums, but I managed to escape.

Three members of the Edo State Security Network were gunned down by unidentified gunmen in Okhun Community, in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area.

The assailants, numbering over 10 and shrouded in anonymity, struck on the ominous night of Thursday, September 21, 2023. They unleashed a hail of bullets upon the victims who were dutifully on patrol.

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Eyewitness accounts have offered divergent theories regarding the motive behind this heinous act. Some speculate that the attack may be tied to a simmering leadership dispute within the community, while others suspect it to be a chilling reprisal from a secretive cult.

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A member of the Emergency Social Safety Net, who preferred to be identified simply as ‘Commander Small Baba,’ bravely confirmed the incident.

He disclosed that he had sustained a wound on his right hand, further underscoring the perilous nature of their mission.

“Today (Thursday night), we got information that some hoodlums were shooting sporadically in Okhun Community,” he said.

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“We swung into action immediately upon receiving the information. But we were attacked by the hoodlums. They killed three of my men in the process. I was also shot by the hoodlums, but I managed to escape.”

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