EndSARS: Kwara OPC Condemns looting,warns hoodlums against fomenting trouble
Kwara state Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) Comrade Oladipo Ganiyu Olayinka
condemned the looting and destruction of both public and private properties in the state, warning miscreants to stay away from the state or face the full wrath of the law.
Olayinka, also known as professor gave the warnings on Thursday while speaking with newsmen in Ilorin,Kwara state capital.
He said it was sad that the peaceful protests that had earlier enjoyed both national and international applause across the country later became bloody with thugs and hoodlums brandishing dangerous weapons and engaging in looting and wanton destructions of public properties.
The OPC chieftain, however, urged residents of the state to remain calm,adding that the group will not allow the state to be turned into a lawless society, noting that there is need for peace in the state.
“Our leader, the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams,has always said it that the youths have done well by making their minds known by requesting for a five-point agenda. lt is the right of the youths to protest peacefully.
But it was sad that the enemies of this country decided to infiltrate the peaceful protests and capitalize on the peaceful atmosphere to wreak havoc on the state using hoodlums to loot and destroy public utilities”
“OPC will make sure that nobody is allowed to disturb or harass the peace loving people of Kwara state. We have been enjoying the peaceful ambience across the state,until recently when some miscreants decided to test our will and resolve to ensure peace in the state. But now, we will not compromise on the need to ensure that Kwara is safe for residents”.
The OPC chieftain lamented the level of destruction and looting in the state, urging the government to ensure that the panel set up remains unbiased and independent for them to unravel all the issues relating to the crisis.
He maintained further that the group will always ensure that peace is restored across the state.