The Edo State Government on Friday charged all security agencies in the state to fish out the killers of #EndSARS protesters within 24 hours.
The Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, gave the order while addressing protesters after the sad occurrence, saying the government will not fold its arms and watch harm come the way of young people exercising their rights as citizens of the country.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that at least two persons died when hoodlums attacked #EndSARS protesters at Ring Road, Benin on Friday.
However, in a statement by the Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, on Friday, the deputy governor said only one protester was killed, vowing that perpetrators of the act would be brought to book.
The statement titled, ‘Edo govt gives security agencies 24 hours to fish out killers of EndSARS protester in Benin’ quoted Shaibu, as saying, “I have given instructions to the security agencies to fish out those behind the attack. The police, the Department of State Security and other security agencies have been ordered to bring to book those guys that harassed you and killed that young man.null
“Some of you sustained injuries, I can see them from here; they have 24 hours to bring the attackers to book.”
Continuing, he said, “We will not fold our hands as a government and watch miscreants brutalize anyone involved in this protest. So, please maintain your calm and orderliness during the protests.