The Edo State Government on Wednesday called on the police to do a thorough investigation in order to unravel what led to the deaths of the 10 persons of which bodies were discovered some days ago.
Recall that 10 corpses were discovered along the Ibillo-Lanpese Road in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday.
The Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr. Chris Nehikhare, who made the call on behalf of the state government while briefing journalists, said the government felt sad, especially given the ages of the deceased, which he put at between 23 to 25 years
“The state government m while appreciating the collaboration between the police and the vigilante and local hunters over the issue, has also called on the police to do a thorough investigation to unravel what led to the deaths of the 10 persons.
“It was discovered that there was no bodily harm noticed on the bodies. It is a very sad day and Edo State Government is not happy about it”, Nehikhare bemoaned.
The commissioner also announced the donation of N12 million by the Afemai World Congress to support the activities of the state vigilante group in Edo North Senatorial District.
To encourage other groups, Nehikhare disclosed that the state government had decided to add the sum if N36 million to the initial N12 million, making the total sum of money to come to N48 million.
“The entire N48 million will be given to the village and hunters group in Afemai to purchase vehicles, motorcycles and uniforms to boost their activities in the area. By this, the state government is assuring other groups that want to donate money to the vigilante in their areas that the government will triple any sum of money donated and hand over the same to the vigilante and hunters groups”, he reassured.