Man assassinated in broad daylight in Benin, Son shot (Photos)

  • Assassins attack family, kill man, shoot son

A yet-to-be-identified man was gruesomely murdered by unknown gunmen at Siluko road, Benin on Friday, February 10th. According to eyewitness reports from a social media user, Sochima Nweke, the victim, and his family were driving in a white Hilux van before it was overtaken and blocked by the assassins.

They jumped out of their vehicle, numbering about 4, heavily armed with Ak-47s and opened fire on the white Hilux. One of the killers then proceeded to the driver’s seat of the Hilux where the victim was seated, and released bullets into the victim, killing him instantly. The wife of the deceased escaped unharmed but his son was shot.

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Below is a full account of the occurrence as written by Nweke;

I was driving along siluko road in Benin city, close to Oliha market, with this white Hilux vehicle far ahead of me, suddenly a black Toyota highlander overtook my vehicle at high speed, while I was wondering wat kind of speed that highlander was on , the next thing I  saw, the same highlander double crossed this white Toyota Hilux 2016 model , while I held my brakes, to observe what was happening b those two vehicles, only for me to see 4 men on black and black, they stepped down from the highlander, all armed with AK 47 rifles. They opened fire on this hilux van, blew the passenger’s side front tire, sprayed bullets all over this Hilux, then one of them went to the driver’s seat, opened the door and shot the driver repeatedly. They zoomed off almost immediately. It was later discovered that the man who was assassinated was a  director at Etisalat, Benin city. His wife and little kid were inside the vehicle with him. The little boy was shot, while the wife escaped unharmed because she was seated at the back of the vehicle.

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