The EndSARS agitation by concerned Nigerian citizens in States across the country, on Saturday night claimed no fewer than four protesters in Benin City, Edo State.
The protesters, mainly youths were protesting alleged brutality and extortions by operatives of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)- a unit of the police.
A speedy Toyota Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) was said to have rammed into the group of protesters at First East Circular road by Sakponba junction, killing four persons and injuring four others.
Blueprint gathered that the driver of the SUV (Toyota Highlander) attempted to avoid the burnfire the protesting youths had setup on the middle of the road when he suddenly lost control and rammed into his victims.
Four other agitators were also reportedly injured during the incident which occurred at about 8 P.M.
The development brings to seven the number of deaths arising from the protest in the State.
Two persons were killed on Friday after persons believed to be members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) clashed with the protesters.
One other person who sustained injury during the clash reportedly died on Saturday morning.
The State police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor could not be reached for comment on the auto crash at the time of filing this report.