Three persons including a cripple have been reportedly shot dead at Iduowina and Iguosa communities in Ovia North East Local Government Area in a renewed cult war in Edo State.
Two of the victims were said to have been killed at Iguosa community while the third was killed at Iduowina while taking his bath.
According to the mother of one of the victims identified as Sunny, Roseline Igunwe, her son was killed after he returned from his poultry farm.
She said she heard gunshots and ran out to lock her gates when a boy told her that it was her son that was shot dead. The father of the victim was said to have died last month and was yet to be buried.
An eyewitness, Ogbeide, who gave the account of the killing at Iduowina, said the victim was in the bathroom when six gunmen stormed the building and chased him out.
He said the victim was shot twice until the attackers caught up with him and used an axe to hack him to death. The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu could not be reached for confirmation at press time.