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2 police officers beaten to death in Edo

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Angry mob has killed two mobile police operatives for crushing to death a woman, student, and motorcycle rider in front of Ikpeshi Grammar School in Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo state.

The officers were among the four personnel attached to the former lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo Constituency I, in the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Emmanuel Agbaje.

Ikpeshi youths, NewsBand gathered, besieged the office of Edo State Security Vigilance Network, where the two policemen were taken, overpowering and beating them to death.

However, two other policemen were rescued by the local security officers, and their rifles were recovered.

The rescued officers are currently undergoing treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Edo.

The four policemen before their unfortunate death were attached to Police Mobile Force (PMF) 19, Port Harcourt in Rivers State.

Chairman of Akoko-Edo local government council, Tajudeen Alade, who condemned the activities of Ikpeshi’s youths, declared that the persons involved would be identified, arrested and prosecuted, to serve as a deterrent to other errant youths.

Also, the spokesman of the command in Edo State, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident.

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