Hoodlums on Friday killed two #EndSARS protesters and injured others in Benin, the state capital.
When the protesters gathered at Ring Road, the hoodlums, who accused the protesters of preventing them from making money from daily issuance of tickets to commercial drivers, swooped on them with guns, machetes and other dangerous weapons.
They killed two before dispersing the other protesters.
Some of the police operatives disappeared while the attack was ongoing while others quickly changed to mufti to avoid being lynched.
The determined protesters, who scampered to safety, massively regrouped and continued moving round Benin and its environs.
They terminated the protest at Government House in Government Reservation Area (GRA) of the state capital.
The injured protesters were treated at the nearby Central Hospital, Benin while the body of Ikpomwosa was later conveyed through Reservation road to Government House, Benin in an ambulance.
Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki condemned the attack on the protesters assuring thorough investigation would commence immediately to bring the culprits to justice.
He charged the Police Command to provide adequate security for the protesters, stressing they were exercising their rights.
“I extend condolences to the victims of the attacks, including those who lost their lives and others who were injured by the thugs.