The Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, and his predecessor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, on Saturday paid a solidarity go to to his Lagos State counterpart, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, saying the destruction of public property within the state was much like the Boko Haram terrorists’ assaults within the North-East area.
Zulum, who led a delegation of North-East political leaders to the Lagos State governor in Marina, famous that it might take years for Lagos to totally get better from the wreckage.
He due to this fact referred to as for an finish to the “spherical of protest to permit the harm left by the destruction and looting of properties to heal.”
In response to a launch by the Chief Press Secretary to Sanwo-Olu, Mr Gboyega Akosile, on Saturday, titled, ‘Destruction of Lagos belongings contrived to harm residents – Zulum’, the Borno governor added that the governors had been working with the Federal Authorities to make sure that victims of police brutality get justice and compensation.
Zulum mentioned, “We’re right here on behalf of the governors from the North-East area and its individuals to commiserate with the individuals of Lagos and their governor over the current unlucky incident of violence that occurred in Lagos, which left wanton destruction of each the private and non-private properties.
“Whereas we strongly condemn any type of brutality by the police in any a part of the nation, we additionally condemn what has occurred in Lagos. The destruction was engineered to harm this blooming state and its financial system. We condemn the excesses of the youths who took to violence to specific their grievances. There was no want for the violence when the authorities had already conceded to their calls for.”
The discharge additional mentioned, “Zulum likened the type of the destruction of key Lagos Authorities belongings to the style with which Boko Haram carried out assaults on public utilities, noting that it might take years for Lagos to totally get better from the wreckage.
“The governor urged younger individuals throughout the nation and in Lagos to at all times use non-violent means to specific their grievances, stating that destroying infrastructure meant to serve the general public shouldn’t be an possibility in public protest.
“He additionally suggested these bent on staging one other spherical of protest to permit the wound left by the destruction and looting of properties to heal. He mentioned Governors had been working with the Federal Authorities to make sure victims of police brutality get justice and compensation.”
in his response, Sanwo-Olu famous that the assaults had “not dissuaded the state’s capability to show round its misfortune to alternatives, hinting that the state would come out stronger and higher.”
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