Thugs have attacked a prison on Sapele Road in Benin City, the Edo State capital, today, Monday October 19th.
It was gathered that the armed thugs had hijacked an #EndSARS protest against police brutality and extrajudicial killings.
As shown in viral video, the thugs unleashed terror on prison officials to free inmates. Some videos show the prisoners escaping through the fence, other vides show the prisoners running on the street and another video shows some prisoners changing outfits.
Watch the videos below…
In as much as I'm proud to be a Benin descendants, on dis ground I'm ashamed of my people!
Why turn a "peaceful protest" into a riot? Now they've started to prisoners!! Dis level of stupidity and illiteracy too much! Two police stations are down already#AbujaProtests #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/sokYY40y9X
#ENDSWAT (@Odrumz1) October 19, 2020
— Dr. Smurfettes (@smurfetex) October 19, 2020
Benin protesters releasing prisoners from the station
This isn't the way to go now I strongly recommend the government to take actions in Benin #EndPoliceBrutality #Protesters #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigera #Beninprotest #EndSARS #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria pic.twitter.com/rz1sT3TZmd
(@TrixieOsas) October 19, 2020