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Hijacking protest is dangerous to Nigeria- Abdulsalam

From Mathew Jwantu, Minna

Former Military President and Chairman National Peace Committee of Nigeria, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has advised those hijacking the #ENSARS not to take the country in to dangerous storm.

Nigerian famous peace maker made the passionate appeal while briefing journalists at his hill top residence in Minna the Niger State capital.

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He appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to continue to address the grievances expressed by the youth and layout the programmed that meet and addresses the objective of the protest.

General Abubakar also appealed to the youths to withdraw from the streets and prepare for dialogue having made their points.

“The hijacking of the protests by criminals have resulted into violence, destruction of government and private properties, criminal releases of prisoners, and the lynching and burning of policemen and some innocent persons.

“This development according is causing serious concern to all of us and if care is not taken it might take the country to point of no return. I am therefore appealing and calling for a halt, to give peace a chance for dialogue”.

“I am equally appealing to the President to continue addressing the grievances expressed by the youth and layout the programme that meet and addresses the objective of the protest”.
On the impact of the social media on the protest, General Abubakar decried the level of fake news that has been trending, saying if nothing is done to checkmate that, the situation might grow even worse.

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He lamented that hijacking the protest by criminals resulting to violence destruction of government critical infrastructure and private properties as well as criminal release of of prisoner’s by hoodlums.

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