Philip Shaibu, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, has said hoodlums have hijacked the #EndSARS protests in the State capital, Benin City.
The Deputy Governor, who confirmed jailbreaks in two Correctional Centres on Monday, said three ladies were raped and many others killed by reckless drivers.
For this reason, Philip also said the state government had to swing into actions to save lives and property, insisting that these were not the genuine #EndSARS protesters.
“Hoodlums actually have taken over the exercise,” Mr. Shaibu told Channels TV.
“It’s quite unfortunate that the #EndSARS protest today in Benin went violent. The Correctional Service at Sapele Road and Oko Prison were invaded, and there were jailbreaks on both sides.
“And before then, during the weekend, we were having some…hoodlums took over actually. Yesterday, three young ladies were raped, and some, through reckless driving hitting some persons, a lot of lives are already being lost, and it is not acceptable for the state government.
“For the legitimate protest by the #EndSARS, we acknowledge the fact that they have the right to protest and that demands are legitimate.
“But the events of the day before yesterday, yesterday and today…I’m very convinced that it’s not the same young men and women I joined in this #EndSARS rally on two occasions.
“So, it became very important that we protect lives and property, including even the genuine #EndSARS protesters.”
INFO XCLUSIVE MEDIA reported the attack on a maximum prison by hoodlums in Benin City on Monday.
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