By Osahon Osahon
No fewer than two persons were reportedly feared killed in renewed cult violence in Benin City, Edo state capital.
The killings are coming despite the partial lockdown ordered by the state government to battle the spread of novel Coronavirus pandemic in the state.
It was learnt that the killings occurred late Monday night.
One of the victim, an auto mechanic simply identified as Odion, was said to have been shot dear at his workshop located along Benin Technical College (BTC) Road.
The other victim who’s identity still remains unknown, was allegedly killed at Medical Store Road, by Universal junction.
It was gathered that Odion’s assailants stormed his workshop in a red-coloured Toyota Camry cat, shot him and immediately zoomed off, leaving their victim dead at the spot.
The remains of one of the Auto mechanic killed along Benin Technical College (BTC) Road was said to have been deposited at an undisclosed morgue by the Okhoro Police Division.
At the time of filing this report, Edo state Police Commissioner, Lawal Jimeta, who could not confirm the killings, said he was yet to be briefed.
He however explained that some suspects have been arrested by the anti-cultism unit of the police command, and that investigation was ongoing.