Obaseki reacts as hoodlums attack, kill #EndSARS protesters in Benin (Graphic Videos)


Some of the persons protesting against police brutality in Edo state were attacked by hoodlums on Friday.

The #EndSARS protest, which started last week, has spread to different parts of the country.

On Friday morning, protesters hit the streets of Benin, capital of Edo, to demand an end to police brutality and bad governance.

However, they were attacked by suspected hoodlums and some persons lost their lives in the incident.

Several people were also injured in the attack.

Videos posted on Twitter show at least one person that the protesters match to government house with his corpse.

In a statement, his media aide, Crusoe Osagie, issued on his behalf, Obaseki asked the police to provide adequate security for the protesters.

“I have just learnt that hoodlums have attacked #ENDSARS protesters, who have conducted themselves peacefully in Benin City. I extend condolences to the victims of the attacks, including those who lost their lives and others who were injured by the thugs,” Osagie quoted him to have said.

“It is disheartening that anyone would attack a peaceful assembly of young people who are expressing genuine concerns over police brutality and intimidation in their own country.

“I hereby call on the Edo State Police Command to get out on the streets and provide adequate security for the protesters and ensure that no one is harassed in the course of exercising their rights.”

Protesters were attacked in Abuja and Lagos on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

To prevent further attacks, organisers of the protest in Lagos hired private security guards.

See some tweets with videos from the scene. Beware that some contains graphic images.

#EndSARS #ReconstructNigeria #ENDBADGOVERNANCE #BeninProtests pic.twitter.com/gOL1LQdjW0

— Savageking♔ ❼ (@vikiing_) October 16, 2020

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