Group condemns looting in Kwara, calls for peace
The Kwara Development Foundation (KWADEF) has condemned the arson and looting of public and private assets, which swept through Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, at the weekend.
The foundation also condemned the subsequent politicisation of the dastardly acts of lawlessness by a section of the elite and called for peace in the state.
The group, in a statement signed by its President, Dr Kolawole Afolabi, and Publicity Secretary, Oluwasegun Abifarin, recalled that in the early hours of Friday, youths stormed a warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives were kept by the state government, after which they also proceeded to invade and loot private businesses.
“We condemn the actions of the hoodlums and those already arrested should face the full weight of the law. We also commend the security agencies for acting with restraint in the face of provocation by the hoodlums. We will not support anyone or group hiding under any guise to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in the state,” it said.
The group maintained that the assertion by some political elite in the state justifying the looting on the basis of hunger was regrettable and remained a dangerous politics in the face of current national challenges.