Gunmen kill seven in Edo 2-18-21
Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, on Thursday, reportedly killed no fewer than seven persons, four of whom were farmers, returning from their farms in Edo State.
Tribune Online gathered it occurred at Ugboke, Oshodi, Okokodo, Ariyan and Yoruba camp, in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state.
A witness, Mrs Janet Ighodaro, an indigene of the area, said that the suspected herdsmen took over the popular Yoruba camp located in Ovia North-East as a base to launch the attack on the various communities in our state.
Ighodaro said she was lucky to have escaped stray bullets flying over the air, as she ran for safety to take refuge with her family in Benin.
She added that the shootings, from the suspected gunmen left seven dead.
Four of the victims, she further explained, were returning from their farm when they were shot and they died on the spot.
She lamented that the gruesome attack on the camps and communities was reported to the police, adding that security presence in the locality was zero.