Four persons were reportedly crushed to death in Benin, Edo State in the early hours of Sunday, when a Sport Utility Vehicle ran into a group of protesters who slept on the road.
Four others who sustained serious injuries were said to have been rushed to the State Specialist Hospital for treatment.
The protesters were said to have set bonfire on the road and slept beside it, when the vehicle ran into them.
Report says the incident occurred along 2nd East Circular Road, by Uwa Junction.
The driver of the vehicle was said to have abandoned it at the spot and fled from the scene of the incident.
Meanwhile, the entire city seem to be in chaos as protesters set bonfires at various spots.
Also, all entry points into the city are blocked by the protesters, causing untold hardship to travellers who have to connect their various routes through the city.