Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, said preliminary reports show that the state lost about N75 billion as the result of looting in the aftermath of the peaceful #Endsars protests.
The governor was speaking at an interactive session with the youth on the heels of the recent looting and vandalization of public and private property in the State, due to the protests.
Lalong who condemned the violence protests said his administration has been friendly to the youths and cautioned them against engaging in retrogressive behaviour which has the tendency of hindering the development of the State.
The governor said the country faces very challenging times with the state counting its losses.
“Lives have been lost, properties destroyed and the voices of the youths clearly and loudly heard across the nation and beyond. “Let me first express my deep commiseration to the families of those who have lost their lives and others who have suffered injuries or lost their properties during the unfortunate recent happenings in our State. “I went round some of the affected areas together with Members of the National Assembly Caucus from Plateau State and the Minister of Women Affairs to assess the level of destruction’’ he said.