Suspected hoodlums on Friday attacked protesting Nigerian youths calling for an end to police brutality in Edo State.
Armed with dangerous weapons like guns, cutlasses, the yet to be identified thugs attacked the protesters who gathered at Ring-Road, leaving many with injuries.
It was gathered that six of the protesters were shot by the hoodlums while no less than five were stabbed.As at the time of filing this report, no death is recorded from the vicious attack.
Featured24 reports that protest which has been going on for a while continued despite the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a controversial unit of the Nigeria Police Force.
The disbandment was officially confirmed by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu earlier this week who announced the creation of new outfit to replace the defunct SARS.
The new unit known as Special Weapons and Tactics Team ( SWAT), has also been widely rejected by the protesting youths with #EndSWAT trending on different social media platforms.