Two persons reportedly have been killed in revived cultic violence in parts of Benin City, Edo state capital.
The killings that took place late Monday evening ignored the state government’s partial shutdown and stay-at-home order to control the spread of coronavirus disease.
One of the victims was reported to have been shot dead at his workshop along Benin Technical College (BTC) road and Medical Store road by Universal Road jun, an auto mechanic simply known as Odion.
The other victim whose identity still remains unknown was allegedly killed at Medical Store Road, by Universal junction.
It was gathered that Odion’s assailants stormed his workshop in a red-coloured Toyota Camry car, shot him and immediately zoomed off, leaving their victim dead on the spot.
The remains of one of the Auto mechanic killed along Benin Technical College (BTC) Road was said to have been deposited at an undisclosed morgue by the Okhoro Police Division.
At the time of filing this report, Edo state Police Commissioner, Lawal Jimeta, who could not confirm the killings, said he was yet to be briefed.
He, however, explained that some suspects have been arrested by the anti-cultism unit of the police command, and that investigation was ongoing.