Gunmen Shoot Assistant Commissioner of Police in Benin City

By: Okosun Dennis

This is certainly not a cheery moment for residents of Benin City, capital of Edo State as dare-devil gunmen are making life intolerable for the citizens.

An Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Metro, was on Friday shot with two other officers by unknown gunmen at Upper Sokponba Road by Albico Junction.

They were said to have been shot when suspected hoodlums sighted his team, who were on rescue mission to a troubled area around Muritala Mohammed Way, Idogbo and Ugbekun areas. These places have been infested by criminal gangs recently.


According to a police source, the unnamed officer has been rushed to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.

Since 1,900 inmates were released by hoodlums from Oko and Sapele Correctional Centres in Edo State following #EndSARS protest which was hijacked by hoodlums, criminals have invaded the City with sundry incidences of robbery attacks and kidnapping growing in large proportion.

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