There was confusion in Ayen community of Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State when a locally made gun reportedly went off and its bullet chopped off the testicles of a 17-year-old boy at the weekend.
It was gathered that the boy identified as Osaro hid the gun in his trousers before it went off as he was walking.
Daily Trust reports that the bullet ripped off his testicles and he died before help could come his way.
Witnesses said no one knew how the gun fired because the victim was alone when the incident happened.
The development, it was gathered, caused confusion in the community, as there had been reported clashes between Ayen and the neighbouring Owegie community over land, hence youths moving around with arms.
The land dispute reportedly started when Ayen community allegedly sold some plots of land in Owegie community and that the youths of Owegie mobilised to the site to recover the property and in the process clashed with the youths of Ayen community.
The town hall of Owegie community was thereafter allegedly set on fire by suspected gunmen.
When contacted, the Edo state spokesman, SP Chidi Nwanbuzor, said he was not aware of the incident.