MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has extended ban on political thuggery to Gwoza Local Government Area of the state.
He announced the ban on Friday at the Emir’s palace in Gwoza when he paid homage to the emir, while on official engagement in the Council.
He expressed displeasure over the conduct of youth during his visit; and cautioned politicians breeding thugs to desist from such attitude.
According to Zulum said; “As government, we embarked on various initiatives to empower our youth to make them meaningful members of the society.
“I am very embarrassed today, looking at the youth all with posters of politicians shouting and terrorizing people.
“I don’t like this kind of attitude, let us try as much to avoid engaging these youth in political thuggery.
“You the politicians are the ones engaging them on such unholy attitudes. Let me be frank with you, this does not in any way show your popularity. This will not in any way impress me, I don’t like this rowdy behaviour.
“We will not support anyone that is destroying the future of our youth and by extention the future of our state. We will not support you during elections, I want you to keep that at the back of your mind.
“I have banned thuggery in Maiduguri and like the last time in Biu, Gwoza cannot be an exception.
“Let me warn all of you, as from tomorrow I have directed the security agencies to arrest anyone parading as political thugs.”