Philip Shaibu, deputy governor of Edo, says at least three ladies were raped after suspected hoodlums attacked #EndSARS protesters in the state.
The #EndSARS protests which started peacefully across the country have been hijacked in some states.
Speaking when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, on Monday, Shaibu said the government would do its best to protect residents.
“It’s quite unfortunate that the #EndSARS protests today went violent and the correctional service at Sapele road and Oko prison were invaded. There were jail break in both sides”, he said.
“Before then, during the weekend, hoodlums took over. Yesterday, three young ladies were raped.
“Some through reckless driving, hit up some persons. A lot of lives are already being lost. For the state government, it is not acceptable.”
The government had imposed a 24-hour curfew after a jailbreak at a correctional centre in Benin, Edo state.
Another prison in Benin was also attacked while inmates were set free.
#EndSARS protesters have been attacked in different parts of the country.