Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has advised Nigerian youths against taking part in the #EndSARS protests, warning that even the Boko haram insurgency ravaging the North-East stated with protests.
Mr Zulum gave the advice on Friday while speaking with the State House correspondents shortly after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to Mr Zulum, Boko Haram activities started as fallout of protests against the use of helmet.
The governor said: “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.”
“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.