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Photos: Two persons stabbed to death by armed robbers in Benin, Edo State

Two persons have been stabbed to death by robbers at Amenze Street, Off Costain Road, New Benin, Oredo Local Government Area.
 
The assailants robbed over eight houses, and injured those who had no money.
 
Mrs Erhun Ogioro, wife of one of their victims, Mr Eguagie Ogioro Kelvin (pictured), a staff with Edo State Sports Council, said she begged the robbers not to kill her husband but they refused.
 
"When they came in, one of them held a gun and the other one a knife. I told them we don’t have money that my husband is a civil servant. I wanted to give them phones but they stabbed my husband in the stomach and the chest.
 
Another victim, who is receiving treatment, said he was stabbed twice by the robbers.
 
“When they came into my room, they asked me to lie down. The next thing I know was that I was stabbed. They stabbed me twice.”
 
Another said they collected N70,000 from him after being beaten. He said robbers used to terrorise them in the area.
 
Spokesperson for Edo State Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident, said it was a cult clash, adding that they are yet to arrest any suspect.
 
“What we were told was that rival cults were fighting. Two persons were stabbed. No arrest has been made" he said.

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