Gunmen kill police sergeant, injure principal in Edo




Gunmen on Tuesday killed a police Sergeant identified as Yusuf Igoche and injured his principal along the Lagos-Benin expressway.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 3:00pm around the Benin Bypass while Igoche with force number F/462248 was escorting his principal to Lagos.

It was gathered that the gunmen who came out of surrounding bushes, rained bullets on the Lexus GX470 Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) the rode in.

The unnamed principal was said to have sustained several injuries and rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) for emergency care.

It was further learnt that the victims were enroute Lagos when they came under attack and police and military operatives were deployed to comb the forest and arrest the culprits.

Despite police and other security operatives’ assurances, motorists and passengers plying the Lagos-Benin expressway have continued to be attacked and kidnapped by marauding armed men pretending to be herders.

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