The nationwide demonstration, which lasted for over two weeks petered out on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, after hoodlums hijacked the protest following the Lekki shooting incident.
Nevertheless, talking in an interview with State Home correspondents on Friday, October 6, 2020, Zulum, whose state has for years been battling with Boko Haram insurgents warned the youths, saying Boko Haram began with youths’ protest in opposition to the usage of motorbike helmets in Maiduguri.
The governor stated that over a million individuals have been displaced on account of Boko Haram actions which had been fallouts of the protests in opposition to the usage of helmet.
He stated, “On the difficulty of #EndSARS, I’m calling on all Nigerians particularly the youths to be very cautious.
“The entire Boko Haram saga began on account of the protests by some youths in Maiduguri in opposition to the usage of helmet by motorbike riders. You might have seen the state of affairs now.
“Over a million individuals have been displaced and probably the most affected inhabitants are the weak, the youth.”
You may recall that the aftermath of the protests led to looting and destruction of properties by hoodlums in Lagos State.
In the meantime, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has offered the report and pictures of facilities destroyed within the state to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, November 6, 2020.