An emergency meeting of 19 northern states’ governors is currently being held in Kaduna State over the violence and tensions stemming from the #EndSARS national protests.
In recent weeks, #EndSARS protesters have mobilized for removal and extrajudicial killings by the Nigerian police’s special theft department. It was held mainly in the south of the country.
However, young people from the northern region protested against insecurity in the north under the slogan #EndInsecuriyNow. The demonstrations aimed to draw the authorities’ attention to the rebels’ activities and the Boko Haram banditry.
Especially in the south, Protests have taken on a dangerous dimension following the attack on #EndSARS protesters at Lekki’s toll gates in Lagos. Also, the demonstrations turned into a tangle of violence in Jos, Plateau State.
In this context, regional executive directors meet to possibly prevent or stop any possible action that could lead to violence in the north.
Chiefs Simon Lalong of the plateau, Aminu Waziri Tambuwwal of Sokoto, Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara, Abdulrahman AbdulRazak of Kwara, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, Muhammad Badaru Abubakaru of Jigawa, Inuwa Yahaulum Borulum of Gombullawa State of Gombullawa State Gombullawa State were present. Gombullawa from Gombullawa Gombullawa.
The states of Kogi, Kano, Katsina, Bauchi, and Kaduna were represented at the meeting by their deputy-governors.
The meeting began at 1:50p:m at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House in Kaduna with the performance of the national anthem.