Yesterday there was tension in Benin City over the proposed mega rally scheduled to be held today at Garrick memorial secondary school in Ekenwan part of the state.
The rally was to receive major defectors from the PDP which was to be led by Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu the PDP candidate in the 2016 Edo State gubernatorial elections.
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Last night all hell was let loose with thugs taking over airport road in Benin harassing passersby and the general public.
No fewer than two cars were burnt and over fifteen injured.
The mega rally was called off yesterday after the IGP cancelled the said event.
This morning the event was shifted to the private residence of Ize-Iyamu.
Right now information reaching our news desk confirms that some gunmen just stormed Ugbor area of Benin City shooting indiscriminately.
The gunmen who came in their numbers in different vehicles opened fire on the occupants of a vehicle coming from the rally.
No fewer than five people are feared dead.
This is a developing story.
More to follow