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Edo: Three workers killed, four injured as armed men attack Okomu Oil premises



Three workers with the Okomu Oil Palm Company were killed in an attack by armed men.

According tO the oil pally company, the attacks took place on the company’s premises situated at Okomu-Udo Ovia southwest LGA, Edo state, between May 6 and May 7, 2024.

The company made this known in a statement published on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) on Wednesday.

Okomu Oil said the attack, on May 6, led to the death of three rubber plantation workers, while four workers were injured in another attack on May 7.

How it happened 

“On the 6th of May 2024, our Company fell victim to a violent attack perpetrated by hoodlums, resulting in the tragic loss of three of our esteemed rubber plantation workers,” Okomu Oil said.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased and assure them of our unwavering support during this difficult time.

“In a further disturbing development, the Company encountered another assault by hoodlums in the late hours of the 7th of May 2024 resulting in injuries to four of our workers.

“However, owing to the swift response and courageous efforts of our security personnel, the attackers were repelled before any further harm could be inflicted upon our employees or property.”

Okomu Oil said the intentions behind the attacks remain unclear.

“However, our Company, in collaboration with law enforcement agencies, is actively investigating the matter to ascertain the motives of the perpetrators and to ensure that justice is served,” the company said.

“Our Company remains steadfast in its commitment to the safety and well-being of its personnel and assets and has already taken immediate steps to bolster security measures at our facilities.”

Okomu Oil said it will continue to cooperate fully with the appropriate authorities and keep the public informed of any noteworthy developments regarding the attack.

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