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Hoodlums attack Okomu Oil, kill 3, injure 4

Hoodlums attack Okomu Oil, kill 3, injure 4

The Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc located in Okomu-Udo Ovia South-West L.G.A, Edo State on Thursday reported violent attacks by hoodlums resulting in casualties and injuries among its workers.

This was disclosed by the company in a notice on the Nigeria Exchange Group (NGX). According to the notice, the attack which took place on the 6th and 7th of May 2024 led to the tragic loss of three rubber plantation workers, leaving four others injured.

The notice said, “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. 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,” it said.

The company also disclosed that the notice behind the attack remains unclear,

However, Okomu, 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 notice said.

Until the cause of the attack is been made known, the company urges all stakeholders to refrain from speculation or spreading unverified information regarding the incident.