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With some Nigerians yet to recover from the devastating episode that played out during the #Endsars protest recently that was hijacked by hoodlums, the Borno State government has called for caution.
Governor Babagana Zulum has warned those behind the #Endsars protest saying that the Boko Haram insurgency started with protests by the young people.
He made this revelation on Friday during a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
“On the issue of #EndSARS, I am calling all Nigerians, especially the youths to be very careful. The whole Boko Haram saga started as a result of a protest by some youths of Maiduguri against the use of helmets by motorcycle riders. You have seen the situation now,” he said.
The governor also said that poverty is one of the causes of insurgency in the northeast and called on the government at all levels to do the needful and avail the young people of employment opportunities, adding that military exercise is not sufficient enough in tackling terrorism in the region.
“One of the greatest root cause of insurgency is poverty. Government at all levels need to provide job opportunities to the youths, enabling environment for the poor to have access to their farmlands.
“This is the only solution. Military solution alone will not solve the problem,” Governor Zulum said.