Nine suspected armed herdsmen have launched an attack on a Nigerian naval officer who was on his way to Lagos while returning from an official assignment, SaharaReporters reports.
The attack on Lt. M. Dahiru took place on July 7 at about 1:30 pm along the Benin by-pass by Ahor community, Edo state.
Dahiru was returning from an official assignment on the NNS Burutu, a Nigerian navy vessel, when the attack occurred.
The attackers reportedly fired several rounds at Dahiru's vehicle and injured.
While trying to escape from his assailants, the soldier had a crash with another vehicle.
After the attack, the community chairman of Ahor evacuated the officer to a nearby private clinic identified as Well Health Clinic and Maternity at No 31, Old Benin-Auchi Rd, Eyean, Benin City for treatment.
The victim of the incident remains in a stable condition.