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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Equipped Youth And Merchants Fight Over Stolen Beer In Edo State

Edo State

A few young people, suspected to be faction individuals, conflicted with a few brokers at the Ekiosa Market in Benin, Edo State 

A few young people, suspected to be cult members,conflicted with a few traders at the Ekiosa Market in Benin, Edo State. No less than six different people were supposedly harmed amid the fracas. 

In any case, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, said nobody was murdered amid the conflict. 

“Nobody was killed. No single death (was recorded),” Kokumo told our correspondent on the telephone.

It was learnt that the episode happened around 1.30pm at the Third Junction part of the market, in the Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state yesterday. It was gathered that one of the youths, identified only as Osaze, had accused a trader of stealing three bottles of beer from a bar.

In any case, the tader, distinguished as Abubakar, was said to have denied the charge. It was learnt that Osaze, in any case, demanded that he (Abubakar) must restore the 'stolen' drinks or get beaten by young people in the zone. 

Our reporter additionally learnt that some traders at the market pleaded in vain with Osaze to let the matter go.

An earlier attempt by some armed youths mobilised to attack the Hausa traders was reportedly foiled by policemen from the Esigie Police Division Edo state.

Be that as it may, the adolescents were said to have returned as the police nearness lessened. 

They supposedly dispensed wounds on a portion of the dealers. 

One of the casualties, distinguished just as Salisu, was said to have been raced to a healing center after a profound cut he supported in the head. 

The circumstance was said to have grounded business exercises as different merchants and bystanders fled. 

At the point when PUNCH Metro went by the scene, agents from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad were located around the market. 

A dealer, Muhammad Bashiru, who asserted to be a shoemaker, said the assault was a shock in light of the fact that Osaze was outstanding in the market. 

“Sometimes, he comes to beg for money for food; we give him between N100 and N200. But he threatened to call hoodlums and people begged him.

“He said a Hausa boy stole three bottles of beer. When he threatened to call his boys, we thought he was joking.

“But later, we saw some boys coming with guns. When the police saw the guns, they started running. We begged the police to assist us with their guns if they intended to run away, but they refused.

“After they (policemen) left, the boys came back and used machetes to attack us. We used planks to defend ourselves. They said they would set our shops ablaze,” he said.

One of the injured traders, Muhammed Abdullahi, said,

“They threw bottles at me. One of them took my phone away.

“The boys came back again and inflicted a deep cut in the head of a man. The man may die because of the amount of blood he lost.”

The commissioner of police, Edo state described the incident as a “street fight.”

Kokumo said,

“Two people were involved in a street fight with their individual supporters and arrests were made. Two persons were arrested.


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