The thugs attacked protesting Nigerian youths calling for an end to police brutality in Edo State.
Six protesters were reportedly shot by the hoodlums while no less than five were stabbed.
Two persons have been confirmed dead following the vicious attack.
For several days, Nigerians across the country has been calling for an end to police brutality in the country especially its notorious unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The disbandment was officially confirmed by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu earlier this week who announced the creation of new outfit, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) to replace the defunct SARS.