By Lillian Ogbonna (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has carpeted the alleged attacks on peaceful protesters in Benin City, the state capital, by hoodlums on Friday, condoling with the victims.
Reacting via series of tweets on his verified handle, Obaseki assured that a thorough investigation would commence immediately to bring the culprits to book.
Governor Obaseki called on the Edo State Police Command to move with dispatch to put extensive measures in place to protect protesters, who were exercising their rights as concerned citizens of Nigeria.
The governor’s tweet read: “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.”