Hoodlum Violence Results in Loss of Life and Injuries at Okomu Oil Palm Company in Edo State

Okomu-Udo in Edo State, Nigeria, faced a tragic incident as the Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc reported violent attacks by hoodlums resulting in casualties and injuries among its workers. The company disclosed this information in a statement released on the Nigeria Exchange Group (NGX). The attack occurred on the 6th and 7th of May 2024, leading to the unfortunate loss of three rubber plantation workers and injuring four others.

In the statement, the company expressed deep sorrow over the loss of their workers and extended condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased. They also highlighted the swift response and bravery of their security personnel in repelling the attackers during the second assault on May 7th, preventing further harm to their employees and property.

The motive behind the violent attacks remains unclear, but Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc, in cooperation with law enforcement agencies, is actively investigating the matter to uncover the motives of the perpetrators and ensure that justice is served. The company emphasized the importance of refraining from speculation or spreading unverified information regarding the incident until the cause of the attack is determined.

The safety and security of workers in the Okomu-Udo area have been called into question following these troubling events. The community is left shaken by the violence and loss of life, raising concerns about the overall security measures in place to protect employees and property in the region. Authorities are working diligently to solve the case and provide answers to the affected families and the community as a whole.

As the investigation unfolds, residents and stakeholders are urged to remain patient and avoid spreading rumors or misinformation that could hinder the process of uncovering the truth behind the attacks. The company is committed to supporting its workers and their families during this challenging time and ensuring that measures are put in place to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.