THUGS KILL #ENDSARS PROTESTER IN EDO, INJURE OTHERS
An #EndSARS protester has been killed by thugs in Edo State.
The incident happened on Friday afternoon, October 16.
The protesters were marching around the capital city on Friday to demand an end to police brutality when they were attacked by thugs.
Sources say over a dozen protesters were also injured in the attack.
The thugs were said to be armed with guns, machetes and other weapons.
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, confirming the incident on his official Twitter handle, stated that investigations would be conducted immediately to fish out the culprits of the attack.
The Governor said he would do everything possible within the law to ensure those culpable are brought to justice.
He said; "I have just learnt that hoodlums are attacking #EndSARS protesters, who have conducted themselves peacefully in Benin City. I extend condolences to the victims of the attack, including those who lost their lives and others who were injured by the thugs.
"It is disheartening that anyone would attack a peaceful assembly of young people, who are expressing genuine concerns to #EndSARS, police brutality and intimidation in their own country.
"I hereby call on the Police Command in the state to get out on the streets and provide adequate security for the #EndSARS protesters and ensure that no one is harassed in the course of exercising their rights in Edo State.”
Before this development, at least 10 people have died in protests over police brutality in Nigeria, Amnesty International reports.