Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has said enemies of Nigeria tried to hijack the #EndSARS protests to divide the country.
He said this at Africa House when he hosted reporters to share ideas on how to keep Nigeria together.
“The initial protest was about SARS’ brutality and extrajudicial killings, which were genuine issues and most of us supported it, calling for police reformation.
“But the handwriting on the wall is now clear; enemies of Nigeria sat and decided ‘let us disintegrate this country.’ But God is with us; they did not succeed,” he said.
“So, we need to appeal for national cohesion, beginning with the youths. Whoever prays for the disintegration of Nigeria must be a mad person.”
Yakubu Gowon, a former Head of State, also speaking at the event called on journalists to play their role in promoting peace and unity across Nigeria.
“No doubt, external forces are trying to destabilise this country. Some people are acting outside the country to ensure what happened in some smaller African countries happens here. But we must nip it in the bud,” he added.