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Unknown Gunmen Shoot Divisional Police Officer In Edo, Leave Him For Dead

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Some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly shot the Divisional Police Officer of Igarra Police Station in Akoko-Edo native authorities space of Edo State, Suleiman Muhammed, alongside the Auchi-Igarra-Ibillo street.

The unlucky incident which occurred on Tuesday a number of metres earlier than Sasaro round 7pm prompted commuters to be stranded till the intervention of the native vigilante group members who evacuated the injured officer.



It was acknowledged that the assailants thought Muhammed was lifeless and cleared the street.

A member of the vigilante group from Igarra mentioned the DPO was shot within the eyes, arm, and abdomen including that he might need been shot with an AK-47 as they recovered bullets and different cartridges from the scene of the assault.

He mentioned “The DPO had earlier known as us within the morning to a spot the place they mentioned some suspected yahoo boys constituted a nuisance, then later round 3 pm, he advised us that these suspected kidnappers have been blocking the street, so we went there and chased them away.

“I used to be advised that later within the night after inspecting the change of guard, the DPO proceeded in his Toyota Camry automotive to Auchi the place his household resides. The individuals laid ambush after the close to Sasaro and shot him severally, I imagine they thought he was lifeless after which deserted him.

“Their gunshots made motorists going and coming from Auchi cease till we arrived on the scene within the firm of the police to hurry the DPO to the hospital. He was bleeding profusely as a result of he was shot within the eyes, arm, and abdomen; after stabilising him, he was rushed to Irrua Specialist Instructing Hospital.

“This morning (Wednesday) I and my boys went again to the scene and we recovered used bullets together with these of AK 47 and cartridges.”

One other chief of the vigilante group attributed the rising presence of kidnappers in that axis to a group alongside the street which allegedly rents a part of its land to herdsmen for grazing.

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