Angry Nigerians on Friday stormed the Edo Government House with dead bodies of protesters killed by armed hoodlums in Edo State.
Featured24 had earlier reported that thugs attacked protesting Nigerian youths calling for an end to police brutality in Edo State.
Six protesters were reportedly shot by the hoodlums while no less than five were stabbed.
According to recent information reaching our newsdesk, two persons have been confirmed dead following the vicious attack.
Reacting to the attack on the peaceful protesters, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki promised that a thorough investigation will be carried out on the incident and the suspects brought to justice.
“Thorough investigation would be conducted immediately to fish out the culprits of the attack on peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Benin City, and we would do all possible within the law to ensure those culpable are brought to justice.”
For several days, Nigerians across the country has been calling for an end to police brutality in the country especially its notorious unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
However the protest have continued to lingered on despite the disbandment of the controversial unit of the Nigeria Police Force which was accused of killing innocent youths unjustly.
The disbandment was officially confirmed by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu earlier this week who announced the creation of new outfit, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) to replace the defunct SARS.