Some persons suspected to be hoodlums in Abayomi area of Iwo road in Ibadan, Oyo state, have burnt two policemen alive, TheCable reports.
A witness told TheCable that the youth chased the policemen from the New Gbagi market area, alleging that the police van had hit a commercial motorcyclist.
“The youth chased the three policemen in their van from Gbagi to Abayomi area of Iwo road, dragged them from the vehicle and beat them up,” he said.
“One of them escaped but the other two were eventually burnt by the youths with their van.”
Another witness said the youths caught up with the policemen when they could not drive further because of a barricade formed by #EndSARS protesters.
When contacted, Joe Enwonwu, the state commissioner of police, told TheCable that he was in a security meeting and would only talk around 8pm.
Gbenga Fadeyi, the state police public relations officer, did not respond to calls when TheCable contacted him on the incident.
Ibadan is one of the places that has recorded high level of violence during the recent unrest.
A police station in the Ojoo area of the state capital was set ablaze on Tuesday while two policemen were killed.