The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad has condemned in totality the midnight attack on worshippers on the eve of new year along Taiwo Road in Ilorin, the state capital.
The Speaker, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdul Rahman Sanni, a copy made available to ROYAL NEWS, expressed disgust over the attack and called for calm, insisting that the attack was not religious, but by hoodlums, who, according to him, must be brought to book to serve as deterrent to others.
Dr. Ahmed described peace as the pivot of socio- economic transformation of the state, and commended the state Commissioner of Police Alh. Ado Lawan for ensuring prompt intervention of his men and urged him to” commence full scale investigation, into the incidence,with a view to apprehending those behind the dastardly attack on the innocent worshippers”.
He enjoined the State Attorney – General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Kamaldeen Ajibade (SAN), to ensure that culprits were prosecuted, pointing out that the State would not compromise on sustaining the peaceful co- existence, prevailing in the state.
The Speaker further assured the state legislature under his watch would continue to provide platform for sustainable peaceful co- existence among adherents of all faiths in the State.