Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, has noted that Lagos state might take many years to recover from the wreckage caused during the #EndSARS protests by hoodlums.
He went on to describe the incidences as “mind boggling” after checking out the level of damage that was caused.
Accompanied by other top politicians from the north, Zulum said the cost of rebuilding the state would bring discomfort to residents and citizens whose businesses are tied to the peace in Lagos because of the quantum of destruction done.
“We are here on behalf of Governors from the entire Northeast region and its people to commiserate with the people of Lagos and their Governor over the recent unfortunate incident of violence happened in Lagos, which left wanton destruction of both the public and private properties.
“While we strongly condemn any form of brutality by the police in any part of the country, we also condemn what has happened in Lagos. The destruction was engineered to hurt this blooming State and its economy. We condemn the excesses of the youths who took to violence to express their grievances. There was no need for the violence when the authorities had already conceded to their demands.”
Zulum further urged youths to find better ways to express their grievances, while adding that they should allow the effect of the just recent looting clear up, before voicing out.
He also advised those bent on staging another round of protest to allow the wound left by the destruction and looting of properties to heal.
He said governors had been working with the federal government to ensure victims of police brutality get justice and compensation.
Source: Naija News