Nine suspected armed herdsmen attacked Nigerian Army lieutenant on his return from an official assignment.
The incident occurred at about 1:30 pm along the Benin by-pass by Ahor community, Edo state.
The Nigerian Army Officer, Lt. M. Dahiru was returning to Lagos from an official assignment on the NNS Burutu, a Nigerian navy vessel, when the attack occurred.
The attackers reportedly fired several rounds at Dahiru’s vehicle and injured.
While trying to escape from the shots, the soldier collided with another vehicle and had a crash.
After the attack, the community chairman of Ahor evacuated the officer to a nearby private clinic identified as Well Health Clinic and Maternity at No 31, Old Benin-Auchi Rd, Eyean, Benin City for treatment.