- Borno youths have been applauded by President Buhari for conducting themselves well while others were looting and destroying properties in other states
- The state governor, Babagana Zulum, is also proud of the youths who remained calm during the nationwide EndSARS protests
- Recall that the EndSARS protest which started on a peaceful note was later hijacked by hoodlums who destroyed both public and private properties
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the youths in Borno state, for not partaking in the wanton destruction of properties and looting that marred the peaceful EndSARS protests nationwide.
This was disclosed by the minister of state for agriculture, Alhaji Baba-Shehuri who said Buhari applauded the youths in a goodwill message to a Peace Stakeholders Forum on Wednesday, October 28, in Maiduguri.
According to him, Buhari is very proud of the Borno youths who demonstrated a high sense of decorum and maturity by not participating in the violence under the guise of EndSARS protest, PM News reports.
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He said the president also praised the governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum, and other stakeholders for the roles they played in maintaining peace in the state.
Baba-Shehuri expressed how proud he was of Zulum who ensured that COVID-19 palliatives and other relief items were distributed to the people in the state. He said:
“The president appreciated the commitment of the governor and support to the fight against insurgency, humanitarian services, resettlement of the displaced persons and other developmental initiatives.”
Also speaking, the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Umar-Garbai Ibn El-Kanemi, thanked the youths for remaining calm and not taking part in the protest.
In reaction, Zulum reiterated his commitment to good governance and also showered the youths with praises for their restraint in the trying times.
It would be recalled that in clear dismay that followed the EndSARS protest, suspected hoodlums and hungry Nigerians have been breaking into stores and strategic reserves to loot food items and everything on sight.
The looting started with Lagos state when a warehouse in the Maza-Maza, Mile 2 area of the state stocked with COVID-19 palliatives was discovered on Thursday, October 22.
In the videos that circulated online, a massive warehouse was seen filled with numerous foodstuff including bags of rice, garri, sugar, packs of noodles, pasta, among other things. The items were branded CACOVID palliatives Lagos state.
Not long after, hoodlums started bursting warehouses across Nigeria, and looted various food items kept in it.
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