Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has condemned police brutality within the nation.
Talking on Friday throughout a gathering with President Muhammadu Buhari on the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Zulum warned Nigerian youths in opposition to escalating protests.
“Let me additionally use this chance to sentence police brutality in different components of the nation. Let me use this chance to sentence the killings in Lekki,” he mentioned
“I can even use this chance to sentence the excesses of among the Nigerian youths in taking the legal guidelines into their fingers by destroying a few of our fundamental infrastructures.
“I’m calling all Nigerians, particularly the youths to be very cautious. The entire Boko Haram saga began because of a protest by some youths of Maiduguri in opposition to using helmets by bike riders. You could have seen the scenario now.”
The governor additionally blamed poverty as one of many root causes of the insurgency that has gripped the north-eastern a part of the nation for 11 years.
He, due to this fact, known as on the federal government in any respect ranges to avail the younger folks of employment alternatives, including that navy train is just not enough sufficient in tackling terrorism within the area.
“One of many best root explanation for insurgency is poverty. Authorities in any respect ranges want to offer job alternatives to the youths, enabling surroundings for the poor to have entry to their farmlands.
“That is the one answer. Navy answer alone is not going to clear up the issue,” Governor Zulum mentioned.