By Justina Asishana, Minna
Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar has called on youths in the country to put a stop to the #ENDSARS protests and embrace dialogue.
He said that the youths have strongly and clearly made their points insisting that time has come for them to dialogue with the government.
Speaking to newsmen in Minna, Abdulsalam said that if things continue going the way it is, the country will get to the point of no return stressing the need for peace to be maintained.
He described the recent incidents of destruction and rampage across the country as unfortunate saying that things should not have turned out this way.
Abdulsalam also regretted that the peaceful protests organized by youths were hijacked by criminal elements who destroyed government critical infrastructure, private properties and released prisoners.
He also noted that this development forced the government to send out security agencies to restore law and order which unfortunately further led to the loss of more innocent lives and properties saying that two wrongs cannot make a wrong.
He insisted that dialogue is the only way out urging all parties to embrace dialogue and stop the rampage and destruction.
Abdulsalam then appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to continue addressing the grievances expressed by the aggrieved youths and layout programmes that meet and addresses the objective of the protest.