The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has strongly condemned the attack on the #ENDSARS protesters by hoodlums in Benin City, the capital of Edo State
The governor bared his mind on this in a statement on Friday, adding that the protesters have the right to exercise their rights as Nigerians, and therefore directed the State Police Command to provide them with adequate security.
He also noted that a thorough investigation would be launched to fish out perpetrators of the act and bring them to book.
“I have just learnt that hoodlums have attacked #ENDSARS protesters, who have conducted themselves peacefully in Benin City. I extend my condolences to the victims of the attacks, 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 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.”
Some unidentified hoodlums on Friday attacked protesters gathered at the King’s axis of the state.
The attackers chased the protesters as they brandished machetes and shot into the air.