Caption: Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima
In fulfillment of his promise, the governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, led a delegation of state officials to the funeral of a member of the youth vigilante group, Usman Ibrahim Jatto, who was shot dead on Saturday by a trigger-happy policeman.
But the bigger news is the donation by the governor of N3.5 million, plus a three-bedroom flat at the 1,000 Housing Estate along the Maiduguri/Kano road as compensation to the family.
While also sympathising with the vigilante group popularly known as Civilian JTF, the governor urged them to be law abiding and to always channel their grievances to appropriate authorities.
The caretaker chairman of Maiduguri Metropolis Council, MMC, AbdulKadir Rahis, also donated the sum of N500,000 to the deceased’s family.
A protest that ensued after the death of the youth caused serious traffic gridlock along the major roads in Maiduguri the state’s capital which lasted for hours, as the youths barricaded roads, burning tyres and wielding dangerous weapons to scare off motorists.
It was also gathered that the governor’s convoy was detained during the protest for at least 40 minutes.