BORNO, Nigeria – The State Governor, Babagana Zulum on Friday warned End SARS protesters to always shun destructive actions while embarking on protests.
Zulum, while commending residents of Borno State and youths, for not participating in the protest, said that the Boko Haram insurgency started with protests by the young people.
The Governor who met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday traced the origin of Boko Haram insurgency to protest against police brutality in Maiduguri, the state capital.
He said, “I am calling on all Nigerians especially the youths to be very careful. The whole Boko Haram saga started as a result of the protest 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 youths. 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.
“So in Borno State, the entire situation did not take such dimension as that of Lagos because we told them to sit down and examine the situation and recall the past when the situation was so bad.
He further stated that the best way every Nigerian should seek for his/her right was through legitimate means.