Soldiers kill vigilante to rescue Herdsmen in Edo. One vigilante has been shot dead by a group of Soldiers in order to rescue herdsmen captured in Edo State. The Soldiers are mainly Hausas. The incidence happened in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State
Punch reported that a local vigilance group had in the early hours of Wednesday arrested some suspected herdsmen for alleged armed robbery on the Benin-Abraka Expressway. One of the vigilante Igbinovia was asked to watch over the suspects while his colleagues conducted a search for the fleeing members of the gang.
To his surprise, a group of soldiers stormed the area and fired continuously. They came in with a Honda with the number plate, AP 641 KTN, shot Igbinovia dead and freed the suspects.
This irated some angry youths in the community, they reportedly blocked the path of a commercial bus conveying two of the herdsmen earlier arrested to the Benin Central Hospital for medical treatment before the intervention of personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Soldiers kill vigilante to rescue Herdsmen in Edo
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