Gunmen in Aruogba village, a community in Oredo local government area of Edo state have reportedly shot dead, a chief priest, Pa Clifford Omosomwan.
PM News reports have it that the man, Ohen-Ogba of the village, was partially blind before the attack on him by the assailants and was shot twice in the head at his residence on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at about 1.00am.
The public relations officer of Edo state police command, DSP Abiodun Osifo, when contacted, said he had yet to get details of the incident.
In a related development, the assistant head of the community, Goodluck Uwumahongie, was also beheaded in January 2015, during a crisis over sale of land in the community.
The killers were said to have made away with the severed head which remains missing and the victim has since been buried.
Reports from Edo have it that 10 other persons or more were killed during the crisis over land ownership while several houses, vehicles and motorcycles were set ablaze.
Recently, a communal clash in Taraba state resulted in the death of about ten people while dozens were also injured.
Several residential and commercial buildings were set ablaze in the fighting, leaving a scene of ruinous devastation leading to the state government imposing a curfew in the area and further repressive actions are possible.