BORNO State Governor , Babagana Zulum , has ordered police to crush any protester who attempts to disrupt the fragile peace being enjoyed in the state .
The governor made this statement on Wednesday while addressing stakeholders in Maiduguri as part of the stabilisation efforts of the Federal Government for enhanced peace and stability in the country .
Addressing the gathering , Zulum said Borno had passed through the worst humanitarian disaster in recent history , adding that nobody should allow happenings in other parts of the country to tamper with the peace process being initiated by the government .
“ Insurgency in Borno started as a result of protest by some elements against the police which resulted into a bitter battle with the Nigeria Police . Therefore , under no circumstance this administration will allow such thing to happen again .
“ I heard a report that some thugs had been sponsored to come and stage a protest against the military in Maiduguri . I have instructed the police and the DSS to investigate , parade and prosecute all those involved no matter how highly placed,” the governor said .
He , therefore, urged stakeholders to explore proactive means to establish greater synergy with the youths and all sectors of the society to strengthen peace for the overall development of the state .