A teenager has been feared dead after blowing-off his testicles apart with a locally made gun in Ayen Community, Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State.
17-year-old boy, simply identified as Osaro, was said to have tucked a loaded cut-to-size gun exploded after he awkwardly waddled down the trigger in his trouser.
The father of the deceased, according to reports from the area, allegedly collapsed when he heard the incident which occurred at the Weekend.
A witness who craved for anonymity, said, the deceased father also collapsed on hearing the death of his son.
“The boy died and blood was flowing everywhere. His father collapsed when his attention was drawn to the tragedy”, the witness said.
The witness, said Osaro was rushed to hospital, but it is not clear if doctors were able to save what remained of his manhood.
Investigation also found that the Ayen and neighbouring Owegie Communities are locked in a bloody clash over land dispute.
Trouble started when Ayen Community allegedly sold some plots of land in Owegie Community to prospective buyers.
It was gathered that youths of Owegie, mobilized to the site to recover the property were allegedly attacked by gunmen men who laid ambush and launched attack in them, leaving scores injured.
According to reports from the area, the Community hall of Owegie Community was thereafter set ablaze by gunmen.
But, the Spokesman of the Nigeria police, Edo State Command, Mr. Chidi Nwabuzor, said he has not been briefed about the incident.