Babagana Zulum the Governor of Borno State Governor, has on Friday, November 6 sent a strong warning to youths supporting the #EndSARS protest across the nation to be careful so the protests wouldn’t escalate.
Borno state is the epicenter of the Boko Haram Insurgency, according to Governor Zulum the crisis started when youths protested against the use of motorcycle helmets in the state before it developed into what is today known as ‘Boko Haram’.
Zulum disclosed this while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He further revealed that after crisis escalated the sponsors of the protesters absconded from Borno to other states like Lagos and Abuja and some even moved abroad.
In his words;
“On the issue of #EndSARS, I am calling on all Nigerians especially the youths to be very careful.
“The whole Boko Haram saga started as a result of the protests by some youths in Maiduguri against the use of helmet by motorcycle riders. You have seen the situation now.
“Over one million people have been displaced and the most affected population are the vulnerable, the youth.
“Some of those that led the protests have left Borno State, they are either staying in Abuja or Lagos or abroad. we have to be very careful.”
Zulum further revealed that Birno State has started to experience peace and violence wasn’t as bad as other states because the youths are with the government and palliatives were distributed to them in earnest.
“Now, there is emerging peace in Borno State and we don’t want anybody to disrupt the peace.
“The youths are with us, we are taking very good care of them, palliatives are being distributed to them as and when due.
“We are giving them some certain financial supports and I think the best way every Nigerian should seek for his/her right is through legitimate means, otherwise we are not going anywhere. Peace is very important,” he added.
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