March 17, 2017 – Fulani Gunmen Kidnap 15 Travellers On Benin Auchi Okene Highway, Kill Fleeing Politician
Some kidnappers suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of yesterday allegedly swooped on travelers along the busy Benin- Auchi-Okene highway, kidnapped 15 people and killed the immediate past chairman of Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.
The gunmen were said to have stopped many of the motorists at the popular Ogbemudia Farm at Iguevbihobo village, where they searched all occupants of the vehicles with the victims made to lie face down on the road.
We gathered that the former council Chairman, Mr. Suleiman Afegbua, a cousin to the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart in the state, Prince Kassim Afegbua, was said to have attempted to escape from the scene of the attack when the gunmen opened fire on him.
2 others who sustained gunshot injuries are currently receiving treatment at undisclosed hospital in Benin city.