By Charles Nwabardi
Two hunters (names withheld) have allegedly shot and wounded six persons at a funeral at Ama Community, Esan South-East Local Government Area of Edo State.
A statement released by the Police in the State indicated that on Friday 25th June, 2021 at about 7pm the Edo Police Command through the Divisional Police Officer, Agbede Division, CSP Iredia Ogiata, received information that there was an ongoing shooting at Ama Community.
Sequel to the information, the DPO swiftly mobilised police operatives from the Division to the scene of the incident and on arrival, it was noticed that the duo used a double-barrel gun to shoot at six persons in the community during a burial ceremony of one late Martina Rabi.
The statement added that investigation further revealed that the duo, who are hunters were part of the motorcade that followed the corpse from Ubiaja in Esan South-East Local Government Area to Ama community where the corpse was expected to be buried.
SECURITY REPORTERS.com gathered that on getting to Ama community, they were, however, said to have fired gunshots into the air which resulted in the damage of the community electricity cable.
The youths of Ama community on noticing that it had destroyed their electricity cable confronted the particular person that released the shot that caused the damage.
The police further said that in the course of the argument, the hunter shot at them injuring six persons.
“The injured persons are currently receiving treatment at Irrua Specialist Hospital.” The police said.