Gov. Zulum Lead North East Leaders to Console Gov Sanwo-Olu on #EndSARSViolent Destruction

By Sadiq Abubakar, The Nigerian Voice, Maiduguri

Gov. Zulum led a delegation of leaders from the North East region on a visit to His Excellency, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to commiserate with the people of Lagos and their Governor over the recent unfortunate incident of violence that happened in Lagos, which left wanton destruction of both the public and private properties.

He said in his remarks," After watching the ugly images of the destroyed assets, It is crystal clear that the attack is indeed a mind-boggling, and the violence was deliberately contrived to hurt the people of the state.

"The proportion of the destruction was too much for Lagos to bear, and the cost of rebuilding the state would bring about discomfort to residents whose businesses were tied to the peace in Lagos.

"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.

"The style of the destruction of key Lagos government assets to the manner with which Boko Haram carried out attacks on public utilities, noting that it could take years for the state to fully recover from the wreckage", Zulum said.

He however urged our dear young people across the country to always use non-violent means to express their grievances, destroying infrastructure meant to serve the public shouldn’t be an option.

The governor also advised those bent on staging another round of protest to allow the wound left by the destruction and looting of properties to heal.

"We are currently working with the Federal Government to ensure victims of police brutality get justice and compensation," Zulum added