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Residents of Uromi in Esan North-East Local Government Area of Edo State are yet to come to terms with the tragedy that occurred in the community on December 19 when a Unit Chairman of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Onana Osua, ran amok and shot some members of RTEAN dead at their offices.
Osua, who is the RTEAN Unit II chairman in Uromi, killed three persons and severely injured three others. He was also killed by the police at Ubiaja in Esan South-East Local Government.
Spokesman for the Edo Police Command, DSP Osifo Abiodun, said the police acted in self-defence after the late Osua fired at his men.
Members of RTEAN now live in fear of possible reprisals by Osua’s boys who appear peeved that that their boss was murdered by rival RTEAN members in connivance with the police.
Feeding the fear is the fact that members of RTEAN in Uromi are yet to ascertain why Osua took to killing his members at RTEAN offices and their family members in cases where he missed his target. There are also fears of possible reprisals by his boys who seemed to believe that Osua was deliberately killed by the police in connivance with other RTEAN members.
Those shot dead were the Booking Clerk at RTEAN headquarters at Uromi, Mr. Sunday