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Soldier Feared Dead As Gunmen Attack Army Patrol Van In Edo

The assailants were said to have ambushed the military vehicle carrying four occupants and was headed towards the Ikpoba-Hill axis of the state capital.


File photo of troops on patrol

 

Gunmen have reportedly killed a soldier following an attack on an army patrol van in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

The incident was said to have occurred around 2 pm on Wednesday at First Junction along Akpakpava Road.

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According to sources, the gunmen ambushed the military vehicle carrying four occupants, heading towards the Ikpoba-Hill axis of the state capital.

As of the time of filing this report, official confirmation of the incident from the relevant authorities is being awaited.