Tanker Drivers Block Benin-Ore Highway Over Colleague’s Killing

The Benin-Ore highway was, yesterday, blocked by drivers of petroleum tankers and other articulated vehicles, over the killing of two drivers by suspected herdsmen, Tuesday night.

The incident happened near Ofosu, the boundary community between Edo and Ondo states.
It was learnt that hoodlums blocked the road during a robbery operation on Tuesday night when the victims were killed, just as they made away with an undisclosed amount of money stolen from their victims.

The angry drivers, who blocked the highway at a military checkpoint in Ofosu, rejected all entreaties by other motorists to vacate the road.

Following the incidence operatives at the military checkpoint abandoned their posts due to the chaotic atmosphere, while the angry drivers said they would not leave the road until Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, addressed them.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kontongs Bello, said the scene of the alleged crime was under Ondo State division.

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