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Suspected Gunmen Stormed North East local government area of Edo State and reportedly killed seven persons including farmers.

The incident happened at Ugboke, Oshodi, Okokodo, Ariyan and Yoruba camp which are majorly farming communities in the local government area.

According to an eye witness, the incident happened on Wednesday and that the suspected herdsmen took over the popularly known Yoruba camp located in “Ovia North-east as a base to launch attacks into various communities in our state.”

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Edo State Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor (SP) confirmed the incident and said all efforts were being made to arrest the perpetrators.

He said:

“The State Police Command is aware of the incident that happened Within the jurisdiction of Ekhiadolor Divisional Police Command. The DPO and his operatives, visited the crime site and evacuated the bodies and moves are on to ensure that place is calm and lives return to normalcy.

“Also, the Police is carrying out its investigation to effect the arrest of the criminal herdsmen who perpetuated the dastardly acts. The command is bent on using every legal means to fish out the criminals,” Nwabuzor added.

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