In what will come across as a really startling development, ten unidentified corpses have been discovered in Edo State.
The corpses were found around Ibillo-Lampese along the Lagos-Abuja Road in the Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State.
Edo is in the South-South region of Nigeria.
Some farmers on their way to their farms reportedly discovered the some of the bodies early Tuesday morning.
It was learnt that the farmers alerted some vigilantes who were said to have combed the area and discovered more bodies, totalling 10.
Confirming the incident to Sun Newspaper was a resident in the area.
He said the police were contacted and with the support of the medical personnel at the General Hospital, Ibillo, the bodies were evacuated to the morgue at the facility.
“This morning, I got a call that our farmers who were going to the farm saw some dead bodies littered on the sides of the road around 7:30 in the morning, I rushed there and actually found out that it was true.
“Immediately, we got in touch with the police and eventually we found ten dead bodies. The corpses seem to be fresh because blood was coming out of the mouths of about two or three of them but there were no signs of gunshots because the police who came tried to check for signs of gunshots which they couldn’t find.
“Together with the general hospital in Ibillo, the police, the civil defence and hunters, we removed the dead bodies from the bushes and they have been deposited at the General Hospital in Ibillo. The incident happened between Lampese and Ibillo on the Lagos-Abuja Expressway,” Arogunyo said.
Edo State Police Command, spokesman, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, told SaharaReporters that an official statement would soon be released regarding the issue.
“I just spoke to the DPO (Divisional Police Officer), Ibillo Division and he is going to send us detailed information and the police will react officially but he said they were ten male bodies, no female that was found,” he said.
He had yet to release the statement as of the time of filing this report.