Benin City: Barber, student killed in Edo cult war

Benin City: Barber, student killed in Edo cult war

A barber whose identity could not be ascertained has been killed by three gunmen suspected to be cult members.

Several persons have been killed in different parts of Bénin City in the on-going cult war.

The barber was shot dead in front of his shop at Idumwunowina area along the Benin-Lagos road in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state

Witnesses said he opened his shop at about 8 am on Wednesday when the three gunmen stormed his shop and opened fire on him.

The broom he wanted to use to sweep his shop was in his hand.

Policemen from the Ugbowo and Ekiadolor Police Divisions were drafted to the area but the killers have escaped.

The corpse of the barber was deposited in an undisclosed mortuary in the area by policemen.

In Auchi, headquarters of Estako West local government area, a 23-year old National Diploma student of the Department of Accounting in the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, was shot dead.

The victim identified as Emmanuel Aronokhale was killed at about 8 pm on Tuesday night at his residence at Second Bawak, Sabo.

He was said to be relaxing in front of the house when the gunmen ordered everyone into their various rooms and robbed them of their money and mobile phones.

Emmanuel was shot at close range in the process and he died on the spot.

Public Relation Officer of the institution, Musa Oshiobugie, said he was yet to be briefed about the incident.

Edo Police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said the Command was yet to be briefed on the killings

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