75-yr-old sustains injury as masked gunmen shoot PDP supporters in Akoko-Edo
File photo of gunmen

Masked gunmen on Friday opened fire on supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who were holding a meeting in Makeke Town, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.

According to Jerry Obasonmi, vice chairman of Akoko Edo Local Council, who witnessed the incident: “the PDP supporters were holding a meeting under a canopy in Makeke Town on Friday when a convoy with some masked men aboard in two Prado Jeeps, drove close towards the meeting venue.

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“Just then, the masked men pointed their guns at the PDP supporters and started shooting. Seven persons were hit by their bullets, sustaining various degrees of injuries, including a 75-year-old man, who is in terrible pain now.”

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