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Ilaboya calls for calm after killing of two in Edo community

Chairman of Owan West Local Council of Edo State, Mr. Frank Ilaboya has called for calm after tension rose following the killing of two people in Sobe community of the area.
The killing of an 11-year-old boy by suspected herdsmen raised tension in Sobe led to the killing of a herdsman in retaliation.
Trouble was said to have started on Sunday when the boy, who had gone to the bush to pick firewood, was found slaughtered by herdsmen.
According to witnesses, the boy’s relations from Kwale in Delta State mobilised and went after the herders, killing one of them in the process.
Reacting to the incident, Ilaboya appealed for calm in the community, disclosing that he has informed the state’s Commissioner of Police, Lawal Jimeta, about the killings and also requested for reinforcement, if the need arises.
“There is need for everybody to remain peaceful and calm in the community. I have personally spoken to the Odibiado of Sobe, His Royal Highness, Anthony Ero Aleburu, on the need to mobilize his people to ensure there is no more casualty.
“I have also spoken and mobilised the security apparatus in the local government to ensure they are on standby to forestall further crisis.
“Thank God the security agencies quickly moved in, and in conjunction with the Odibiado and the people of Sobe, calm was restored.”

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