Governors of the 19 Northern States under the aegis of the Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) have accused hoodlums of hijacking the #EndSARS protests and attempting to change government outside the ballot box.
The Governors laid the accusation in a communique issued on Thursday at the end of their emergency meeting in Kaduna State which was signed by Simon Lalong, the Forum’s chairman.
According to Lalong, they recognize the constitutional liberty of citizens to protest but don’t understand or support the decision to continue the protests after the government had met their demands.
He stated that the protests have been hijacked by criminally minded persons who are now using the protesters to push their selfish ambitions.
He said the protesters have turned themselves to enemies of the state and called on well-meaning Nigerians to resist any act or attempt to cause division in the country.