The news reaching us from Iguadolor community in Ovia South-West local government area of Edo state is that hoodlums have killed three persons.
The three victims are a mother and two daughters including a six months old baby. It was gathered that the victims were children and grandchildren of the Odionwere (head) of the village, Pa. Omorogbe Avanrenren.
Some of the community members who spoke said the killings could be related to lingering crisis between the community elders and Okaighele (Youth head) of the community, Perrick Egbon. Pa Avanreren said he was shocked that his children were killed.
Chairman of Ovia South-West local government, Scot Ogbemudia, who visited the community appealed for calm and promised to unravel the killers.
According to him, “We will make sure we investigate this incident. We will work with security agencies and ensure the law takes its course.”
Perrick Egbon in a phone chat denied being involved in the killings, He described it as unsubstantiated allegations.
Spokesman for the Edo Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the killings but said no arrest has been made.
He said, “It actually happened. Three persons were killed. Two female adults and a baby the police is currently investigating the incident.”