#ENDSARS: Benin City Protest Turns Bloody, Thugs Attack Protesters
The Benin City #EndSARS protesters have been attacked on Friday as a group of hoodlums attacked them.
The attack took place while the protesters were gathered at the King’s axis of Benin City, the Edo State capital. The hoodlums chased the protesters brandishing machetes and shooting sporadically into the into the air.
Protesters reported that many of the protesters were injured as a result of the attack. Protesters believed that the armed men were sponsored to disrupt the peaceful demonstration.
Protesters at the venue of the protest were reported to have repelled the attackers and remained in the venue insisting that the protest is peaceful and would continue till their demands are met.
Reports suggest that at least two people had lost their lives having suffered severe injuries from the attack, however, the authorities are yet to verify the casualty figures.
Meanwhile, Governor Godwin Obaseki has since condemned the attack on the #ENDSARS protesters by the unidentified hoodlums, asking for a thorough investigation into the incident. he also aksed the Police Command to ensure that the protesters are properly protected as they carry on with thier protests.