Kwara state government has banned street political rallies and campaigns in Ilorin following the violence that rocked the Kwara State capital.
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed made this known in an announcement yesterday stating that his government won’t allow the state to slide back I to the dark era when violence reigned.
He also stated that only political campaigns and rallies in designated areas will be allowed after notification to State Police Command.
“Thuggery, vandalism, intimidation and other forms of criminality will neither be allowed no condoned in any part of the state,” he said.
“Following assurances by the security agencies, I urge all our people to go about their lawful activities without fear for their safety. Our security agencies are capable and ready to forestall any further recurrence of such ugly incidents,” the governor said.
According to him,
“As your governor, I assure you that no effort will be spared by my government to protect the lives and property of all law-abiding residents of the state. I also urge you to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities, movements and developments to the security agencies for prompt action.
“In this regard, I have approved the establishment of a Joint Military Task Force comprising the police, army, navy, air force, Department of State Security, Civil Defence and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). This body is tasked with the responsibility of providing an extra layer of security and preventing a recurrence of the political violence witnessed in the last couple of days,” he said.