Armed Gunmen Kill A Young Man In Edo State (Photos)

By ohiremeh • a month ago • 3133 views • 176 comments

A young man identified as Ajitwewunmeshe Emmah has been killed by yet-to-be identified persons in Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State. 

Report assembled that the youngster famously known as Lacomb was shot dead during a conflict between two gatherings of masquerades after the yearly Ekuochi celebration on Monday, January 18. 

A few people were delivered with blades and tomahawks trims including the administrator, Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Chief Folorunsho Okomayin. 

Notwithstanding, another adaptation said the conflict may be associated with the on-going conflicts among rival faction bunches in the state. An individual from the vigilante bunch in Igarra, who addressed the newsmen said; 

"After the yearly Ekuochi celebration, there is consistently the cheer later at night when a few masquerades and youngsters return to town to proceed with the festivals. On Monday, there were two disguises that were allowed to come out however a third one came and rather than the individuals conveying sticks, they came out with blades, tomahawks and cleavers and there was conflict and a few people were harmed and some hospitalized yet regularity was reestablished sometime thereafter. I was stunned when we heard in the early long stretches of yesterday (Tuesday) that the kid was shot dead." he described. 

Affirming the episode, the customary leader of Igarra, HRH Oba Adeche Saiki Otaru said the conflict has some association with Ekuochi and cultism. 

"This Ekuochi celebration was first restricted and the boycott lifted after they agreed to be serene and this is the third one. I think we need to return to the starting point about the restricting on the grounds that it is an anathema for any disguise to utilize its stick on a senior locally. Promptly the information on the passing got to me, I quickly answered to the police and the military. They are as of now attempting to guarantee there is harmony in the land." he said. 

The murdering was said to have caused strain locally. Numerous shops in Ugbogbo a piece of Igarra didn't open and a nearby market prominently called Ofua-momo, which opens once in four days, was likewise abandoned on Tuesday. 

The expired's cousin, Omeiza Balogun composed on Facebook: 

"Rest Cousin and rest soundly, the turmoil and restlessness is upon your executioners."


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