#ENDSARS Protest against police brutality took a new dimension in Benin City as the demonstrators in their thousands converted part of the road under the pedestrian bridge by the University of Benin Main Gate into a kitchen as they cooked and ate jollof rice turning the protest into some carnival-like affair.
According to the protesters, the food was donated by an unnamed donor who they said support them in their protest.
The demonstrators blocked the stretch of the Benin – Lagos road from the old toll gate end to Uselu Market a distance of about nine kilometers making travellers make a detour to other routes to find their way into and out of the city.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo has ordered the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to commence a full scale investigation into the immediate and remote cause of Friday’s killing of a protester by gunmen.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor said the police boss commiserates with the family members of the deceased for his untimely death and pray to God to give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
He however, appeals to the #EndSARS protesters to end the protest and patiently wait for the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu to implement the Police reforms.