Gunmen on Thursday night, killed three members of the Edo State Security Network in in Okhun Community, Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state.
According to eyewitnesses, the assailants who were over ten in number invaded the community and shot the victims who were on duty.
The attack, the witnesses say, is linked to leadership tussle in the community, while others suspected it to be a cult reprisal attack.
Reports say a member of the Emergency Social Safety Net, who introduced himself simply as ‘commander Small Baba, confirmed the incident in a viral video.
Commander Small Baba said, “today (Thursday night), we got information that some hoodlums were shooting sporadically in Okhun Community.
“We swung into action immediately upon receiving the information. But we were attacked by the hoodlums. They killed three of my men in the process.
“I was also shot by the hoodlums, but I managed to escape”, Small Baba, who sustained wound on his right hand said.