Benin-Ore road blocked as drivers protest over killings

The Benin-Ore highway was taken over by petroleum tank drivers and other articulated vehicles at Ofosu, near Benin-City on Wednesday over the killing of two drivers by suspected herdsmen.

It was gathered that the killing of the two drivers occurred on Tuesday night. The culprits were said to have made away with an undisclosed amount of money stolen from their victims.

The aggrieved motorists blocked the ever-busy highway at the military checkpoint and dismissed all pleas made to them by other motorists, to leave the road.

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It was also gathered that the security operatives at the checkpoint abandoned their posts due to the chaos, while the aggrieved drivers strongly insisted that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State must address them before they will open up the road for use.

The PPRO of the Edo Police Command, Kontongs Bello, confirmed the incident but said the location is under the Ondo Police Command.

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