Two Nigerian policemen assigned to the Ibadan Police command, Oyo state were on Thursday reportedly burnt alive by suspected hoodlums in Abayomi area of Iwo road in Ibadan.

According to a report by TheCable, an witness account stated that angry youths 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. One of them escaped but the other two were eventually burnt by the youths with their van,” he said.

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 newmen 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 newsmen contacted him on the incident.