Tony Osauzo, Benin
Two persons have met their untimely death in the hands of armed robbers who raided Amenze Street and environs, Off Costain Road, New Benin, in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
The robbers reportedly robbed over eight houses in the area and inflicted injuries on victims who have no money to give to them.
Narrating her ordeal, wife of one of the victims, Mrs. Erhun Ogiorio, said she begged the robbers not to kill her husband but they refused.
“When they came in, one of them held a gun and the other one, a knife. I told them we don’t have money that my husband is a civil servant.
“I wanted to give them phones but they stabbed my husband in the stomach and the chest”, she said.
Similarly, another victim who is currently receiving treatment, following the attack, said he was stabbed twice by the robbers, adding, “When they came into my room, they asked me to lie down. The next thing I know was that I was stabbed. They stabbed me twice”.
But a third victim who pleaded anonymity, said the robbers collected N70,000 from him after beating him before they moved to other houses.
He disclosed that robbers used to terrorise them in the area.
When contacted, spokesman of the Edo State Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said it was a case of cult clash that was reported, adding that the police was yet to arrest any suspect.
“What we were told was that rival cult were fighting. Two persons stabbed. No arrest has been made”, he said.