By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Sunday condemned attacks on the peaceful #EndSARS protesters in parts of Ilorin, describing the violent attacks as despicable and intolerable.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye.
According to the statement, “I vehemently denounce the violent attacks on the protesters and I call on the security agencies to ensure that the dastardly act is addressed immediately. The daredevil attackers must be identified, arrested, and prosecuted immediately. The attack must not go unchallenged.
“Peaceful protest is a constitutional right and no government or individuals are allowed under the law to abridge such a right. While we continue to urge the young protesters to remain peaceful while their legitimate grievances are addressed, I hereby call for security beef up to prevent the reoccurrence of such attacks on the protesters or other residents of the state.
“The government of Kwara State similarly urges the protesters to ensure that the legitimate rights of other citizens to peacefully pursue their livelihood are not infringed upon in the process of exercising their own rights. This is to ensure that some fifth columnists do not hide under such conflicting interest to cause a breakdown of peace and order in the state.”
There was palpable tension at post office area at the early hours of Sunday as Sunday market traders attacked #EndSARS protesters.
It was gathered that one of the marketers was injured but no life lost.