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NSCDC personnel, three others killed in Edo

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The NSCDC operative, Osagie, was shot dead at his residence when he returned home from work late on Monday.

An Assistant Superintendent of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Rawlings Osagie, and three others have been killed by unknown gunmen in Benin City, Edo State.

The NSCDC operative, Osagie, was shot dead at his residence when he returned home from work late on Monday.

A brother to the deceased, Aghatise Osagie, who confirmed the development, told newsmen that Rawlings was shot in the stomach by the gunmen and that he died at a hospital where he was rushed to after the shooting.

A four-man gang was said to have laid siege on Rawlings’ home, firing him as he attempted to open the gate to his house at Ugbor area of Benin.

Three men, one of whom was an auto mechanic, were also shot dead at Omokharo Street, Off Siluko Road in Benin on Monday. Two of the victims were said to have brought their vehicle to the mechanic for repairs when the three men met their fate.

Reacting to the latest killings, the spokesman of the police command in Benin, DSP Moses Nkombe, said he was yet to be briefed on the killing of the NSCDC officer. He, however, confirmed the killing of the mechanic and the two others, attributing the killing to what he described as cult-related issues.

Nkombe said the command has intensified its security strategies to address incessant killings in the state.


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