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Gunmen Kll Journalist, Vigilante Commander And Two Others in Edo (Photo)

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A Benin-based cinematographer and presenter working with Independent Television, Hilary Odia, in Edo State has been killed. 

 

Information gathered revealed that Odia was allegedly shot dead on Christmas Eve at his residence located on  Esigie Street in  Oredo LGA of the state by suspected cultists.

 

Daily Trust reported that the suspected cultists also killed a vigilante commander and two other persons in the area bringing the total casualties to four.

 

The vigilante, identified as Osasu, was reportedly ambushed and shot dead at Iyobosa while the two other casualties were shot at Nekpen-nekpen and Uwa streets respectively.

 

A police source told the publication that only two people were killed while one who sustained injury received treatment at the hospital.

 

A spokesman for the Ed State Police Command, Chidi Nwanbuzor, confirmed the incident, adding that he was however yet to get full details of the killing.