Two persons whose identity could not be ascertained were on Sunday night shot dead by suspected assassins in Edo State.
The victims were a cab driver and his passenger.
They were shot at close range at Ehisomwenye Street off Upper Erhunmwunse road in Benin City.
An eyewitness said the suspected assassins pursued their target to the area but narrowly missed the target who drove through a bad spot along the road.
The eyewitnesses said when the suspected assassins could not pass through the bad spot, they decided to reverse but the cab driver was coming behind them.
Both the cab driver and his passenger were shot dead while the suspected assassins drove away.
Expended cartridges and the car were still at the scene of the incident when our reporter visited the place.