Ilorin emi­rate cau­tions against mob ac­tions

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Ilorin

The Ilorin Emi­rate De­scen­dants’ Pro­gres­sive Union (IEDPU) yes­ter­day frowned at ac­tiv­i­ties of hood­lums and kid­nap­pers in the state.

Na­tional pres­i­dent of the union, Al­haji Ab­dul­hameed Adi, while speak­ing with news­men in Ilorin, dur­ing the launch of the union’s mag­a­zine also cau­tioned against mob ac­tions, urg­ing res­i­dents of Ilorin and its en­vi­rons to halt jun­gle jus­tice usu­ally dis­pensed on sus­pected kid­nap­pers.

Daily Trust re­ports that lynch­ing of sus­pected kid­nap­pers has be­come rife in the state in re­cent times, with no fewer than four sus­pects lynched and set ablaze in a stretch of two weeks.

Adi urged res­i­dents of Ilorin, es­pe­cially the youths to hand over any sus­pected kid­nap­per to law en­force­ment agents just as he charged se­cu­rity agents to be alive to their duty of en­sur­ing se­cu­rity of lives and property. He ap­pealed to se­cu­rity agencies in the coun­try to in­ten­sify ef­forts at tack­ling se­cu­rity chal­lenges con­fronting the coun­try.

The pres­i­dent called for a se­cu­rity sum­mit to ad­dress the prob­lems and a sem­i­nar for youths to ed­u­cate and sen­si­tize them on how to en­sure peace­ful and har­mo­nious co-ex­is­tence.

The IEDPU pres­i­dent sym­pa­thized with the Borno State govern­ment and par­ents of the ab­ducted stu­dents of Chi­bok sec­ondary school and called for col­lec­tive prayers by Nige­ri­ans to en­able the coun­try over­come the se­cu­rity chal­lenges.

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