Police officer killed while fighting for his cult group in Benin

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A policeman identified as Oisa Monday Ehigie have been killed by unknown gunmen in Benin city, Edo state.

The late Monday was the police orderly to the Chairman of Ikpoba-Okha local government area, Dr. Eric Osayande.

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He was shot dead on Saturday night at Nomayo Junction along Upper Sokponba road in Ikpoba-Okha local government.

His killings might be connected to the on-going cult war in Bénin City in which several persons have been killed in different parts of the State.

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State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosun, who confirmed the killing said he has visited family of the slain policeman.

He said efforts were on to arrest the killers.

According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the commissioner said the slain officer was killed alongside two members of his cult group.

According to him, the slain policeman died while fighting on the side of his cult group against rival cult group.

“Three people were killed in the fight, the police officer and two others. “I have gone to see his family. It is a cult killing and the officer is a cultist,” the CP said.

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