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Gunmen shoot boy, kill father, abduct mother in Benin

Nawa oh! Unknown Gunmen struck this weekend in Benin when they shot a 3-year old boy and killed his father while trying to abduct his mother.

The incident took place on Oghodua Street, Off Iyeware Street in Ohovbe area, Benin City.

Local media report that the boy’s father, Olowo Lafe, who was a Sales Representative in a pharmacy, was returning home with his wife and three little children in his private car, a Toyota SIENNA with registration number AGL-545-AQ when the gunmen attacked.

The Gunmen who were laying ambush, opened fire, killed him and dragged his wife into their vehicle.

Sources disclosed that after the shooting, Lafe lost control and crashed the vehicle into the fence of his apartment, a move neighbors said could have been avoided if the road was motorable.

When contacted, the spokesperson, Edo Police Command, DSP Anthony Airhoyo, claimed that he wasn’t aware of the incident yet.

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email:

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