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 .
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.
“ 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.