Escalating Violence in Edo State: Killings, Attacks on Soldiers Stir Tensions Ahead of Governorship Election

Edo State, Nigeria — A troubling wave of violence has swept through Ovia South West Local Government Area in Edo State, with recent events marking a significant escalation in the conflict that has emerged as a dominant issue in the lead-up to the September 21 gubernatorial election. The violence includes the murder of three employees of Okomu Oil Palm Company PLC and a local community member, alongside a series of attacks against military personnel which …

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Former NBA President Vows Resistance After Violent Attack During Edo Guber Campaign Event

Benin City, Nigeria – Olumide Osaigbovo Akpata, the former national president of the Nigerian Bar Association, is determined to resist any form of intimidation following a violent attack by University of Benin (UNIBEN) students. The incident occurred as campaigns for the September 21, 2024 Edo State governorship election were set to begin. Akpata, the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party, was targeted in what his supporters believe was an assassination attempt. A senior official of …

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