There is reported tension in some ijaw communities in the Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State over the killing of a soldier.
It was learnt that many of the residents now live in fear of a reprisal, following the death of the military officer.
It was gathered that the yet-to-be-identified soldier was returning from a routine patrol with his colleague in Sadama village when they were attacked by unknown gunmen.
It was also learnt that while his colleague escaped with a bullet wound to Ajakurama community, the deceased was allegedly buried by the attackers.
The surviving soldier was said to have been evacuated to a hospital.
It was further gathered that some Ajakurama youths joined a search team that moved to the scene of the attack where the body of the deceased was later exhumed.
When contacted on Saturday, the Public Relations Officer of the 4 Brigade Headquarters in Benin, Captain Mohammed Miadawa, promised to get to our correspondent. Read more