Three People Killed As Robbers Raid Benin Market

According to reports, a group of armed robbers attacked New Benin market, Oredo Local Government Area (LGA), Edo State, shooting repeatedly into the air.

The raid was said to have lasted for 30mins, with the robbers who appeared in commando style and opened fire. The robbers on arrival swooped on traders and market women and dispossessed them of cash and other valuables. Several shops and trading points were robbed and looted in the ever busy commercial area. Most traders, whose shops were located along Mission road in the market, were not spared even as market women and roadside traders scampered for safety during the robbery.

However, some traders, who braved the tensed situation in conjunction with the police, gave the robbers a hot chase.
The fleeing robbers sensing further danger opened fire on anybody on sight and killed two persons on the spot and left several others with injuries.

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