The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has condemned the attack on the #ENDSARS protesters by hoodlums in Benin City.
Obaseki in a statement urged the Edo State Police Command to provide adequate security for the protesters as they carry out their rights as concerned Nigerians.
He also said that a thorough investigation would begin immediately to bring the culprits to justice.
“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 unknown hoodlums attacked protesters gathered at the King’s axis of the state on Friday.
The protesters were chased by the attackers who shot into the air and held machetes.