Three gunmen suspected to be cult members have murdered a barber and several other persons in different parts of Benin City.
The barber, whose name has not been ascertained, was shot dead this morning when the gunmen stormed his shop at Idumwunowina area in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state.
According to witnesses, the barber was shot while holding the broom he wanted to use to sweep his shop.
However, Policemen from the Ugbowo and Ekiadolor Police Divisions were drafted to the area but the killers had escaped.
The corpse of the barber was deposited in an undisclosed mortuary in the area by the police.
Also, a 23-year old National Diploma student of the Department of Accounting in the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, was shot dead in Auchi, headquarters of Estako West local government area.
The victim identified as Emmanuel Aronokhale was murdered at about 8pm yesterday while relaxing in front of his house at Second Bawak, Sabo.
Reports said gunmen ordered everyone into their various rooms and robbed them of their money and mobile phones.
Meanwhile, Public Relations Officer of the institution, Musa Oshiobugie, and Edo Police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor said they were yet to be briefed about the incident.