VIGILANTE MEMBER KILLED IN SHOOTOUT WITH KIDNAPPERS IN EDO

Written by on December 4, 2020

A MEMBER OF A VIGILANTE GROUP IN THE URHOKOSA/OBAGIE COMMUNITY OF EDO STATE, HAS BEEN KILLED IN A SHOOTOUT BETWEEN THE GROUP AND ARMED KIDNAPPERS ON THURSDAY, AS A VEHICLE PLYING THE BENIN-EKPOMA-AUCHI HIGHWAY WAS ATTACKED.

ACCORDING TO THE POLICE IN THE STATE, PASSENGERS IN THE VEHICLE WERE KIDNAPPED AFTER THE VIGILANTE GROUP WAS OVERPOWERED BY THE GUNMEN.

IT WAS GATHERED THAT THE GUNMEN HAD FIRST ATTACKED A COMMERCIAL BUS AT THE URHOKOSA/OBAGIE END OF THE ROAD AND ABDUCTED A NUMBER OF THE PASSENGERS. A DRIVER IDENTIFIED AS MARTINS AIBOGUN, WHO HAD MANAGED TO ESCAPE FROM THE KIDNAPPERS, SAID THERE WERE TWO SETS OF THE KIDNAPPERS AND WHILE ONE GROUP LED THE FIRST SET OF THE VICTIMS TO THE BUSH, A SECOND GROUP CAUSED THE DRIVER OF THE BUS TO USE THE VEHICLE TO BLOCK THE ROAD WHILE THEY CONTINUED THEIR OPERATIONS


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