Two persons were reportedly killed Tuesday in Benin City when protesters defied the State Government 24-hour curfew and engaged policemen at Santana Market along Sapele road.
The hoodlums had engaged policemen who were on duty to maintain peace in the area.
Some hoodlums also went to Ekiadolo junction, an entrance to Benin City when coming from Lagos, and set ablaz Nigeria Customs Post located in the area this same Tuesday.
Meanwhile, at the Sapale road, it was a battle of wits as police tried to disperse the protesters who in turn resisted, making people scampering on the road between Santana and The Limit junction.
This is just as security has been tightened in parts of Benin and adjoining towns in the state following hijack of the peaceful EndSARS protests by hoodlums which led to jail breaks at two Correctional centers and burning of four Police Stations in the state.
Soldiers and anti riot policemen as well as men of the state Correctional Centers have been deployed to major roads and streets of the town to forestall law and order and enforce the curfew imposed by the state government.
There were indications that eagle-eyed plain clothes operatives of the State Police Command and Correctional Centers have been deployed in search of fleeing inmates of the two Centers which were broken into by hoodlums leading to the escape of over 1,500 inmates.
However, assat the time of this report the presence of youths in groups were still witnessed where they took positions.