One killed as youths protest ill-treatment by traditional rulers in Edo

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One person was feared killed on Monday at Iyuku in Etsako West Local Government of Edo State as youths in the community took to the streets to protest what they termed “Unfair treatment” by their traditional rulers.

Trouble was said to have started when the people stood up against the problem of total-blackout that has persisted for months unending. They took to the streets, blocked the major road and called out their leaders to step in for a positive solution to the lingering absence of electrity.

They were said to have also raised the issue of Internally Generated Revenue gotten from the Solid Mineral Miners in the areas, stating that the Community Leaders should as a matter of transparency, account for the monies gotten and use same for projects that are people oriented.

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Whilst airing and venting their demands, an altercation ensued when a chief of the community tried to drive through the barricade that had been created by the youths. Soon after this was settled, a driver in a bid to evade the protesting youths knocked down a young man at the scene who gave up the ghost on the spot.

This incidence is said to have led the angry youths to resort to lynching the young man who drove the vehicle but the intervention of a respectable Youth Leader brought in calm as the young man was handed over to the Nigerian Police for appropriate handling of the matter.

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