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Gunmen storm Edo community, kill one, burn cars, houses

A gang of armed bandits, who identified themselves as ‘Ijaw Freedom Fighters’, on Sunday night attacked Imariogha community, near Okomu Oil Palm Plantation in Edo State, setting ablaze over eight vehicles.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the bandits killed one person when they invaded the community, formerly known as AT&P, located in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo.

The Commissioner of Police in Edo, Mr Funsho Adegboye, confirmed the attack in a telephone interview with NAN in Benin.

“We are aware of the incident and have visited the community. We are already holding talks in partnership with sister security organizations and Okomu oil palm company to arrest the situation,” he said.

Meanwhile, an eyewitness told NAN that the invaders entered the community from the Riverside at midnight shooting sporadically into the air and setting fire to about eight private vehicles and destruction of many houses.

One of the community leaders, Mr Rex Akpokiniovo, told NAN that while one person was killed, a chief of the community, Pa Gabriel Okorugbe, who sustained injuries, from the attack had been hospitalized.

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