Killing of member; Niger militants demands explanation from Army

Niger militants demand that the Nigerian Army gave an explanation on the killing of a member of vigilante group Efe Igbinovia, by soldiers in Edo State. The militants made the demand in a statement by their spokesperson, W O Izon Ebi on Sunday.

Last week, the vigilante group apprehended two herdsmen with an AK-47 rifle at Obadolovbiyeyi community in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State,

Igbinovia was left by the group to watch over the apprehended herdsmen, while other members went in search of other fleeing herdsmen, but soldiers stormed the place in a Honda car and allegedly shot at Igbinovia and set the herdsmen free.

The militants said, “How can the Nigerian Army explain the killing of a vigilante member in Edo State that apprehended herdsmen with AK47 and immediately called the attention of the Nigerian Army, but the Nigerian Army came and shot and killed the vigilante member in cold blood and released the herdsmen with their AK47”

“How do you explain the assassination attempt on our vibrant past IYC president, Dr Chris Ekiyor, by herdsmen?”




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