Group raises alarm over influx of suspected political thugs in Kwara

Group raises alarm over influx of suspected political thugs in Kwara

- Kwara Must Change (KMC) has raised an alarm over the influx of suspected political thugs in Kwara state ahead of the 2019 general elections

- The suspected political assassins are reportedly being camped in a community known as Olohunda

- The group warned that the importation of political thugs for the purpose of violence ahead of the election shall not be tolerated in the state

A leading pro-Democracy group in Kwara state, Kwara Must Change (KMC), has raised an alarm over the influx of suspected political thugs into the state ahead of the 2019 general elections.

In a statement sent to Legit.ng and signed by its state coordinator Comrade Yusuf Olatunji, KMC stated that some concerned citizens, who witnessed the strange and unprecedented influx of unknown aliens into their communities, alerted the organisation about the presence of the suspected thugs.

The group called on security agencies to act promptly to avert possible security breaches in the state.

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According to the statement, “the suspected political assassins were camped in a community known as Olohunda in Asa local government and Eyenkorin in Ilorin West local government.”

“While such aliens might also be in other communities yet to be identified, our sources confirmed that these unknown people were sighted in the above mentioned communities,’’ the group said

KMC maintained that, the importation of political assassins for the purpose of violence ahead of the 2019 general elections shall not be tolerated in the state, noting that the upcoming election is not a war between enemies, but a friendly exercise to freely elect leaders that will take the state to the next level.

“We therefore urge all strong-hearted politicians to thread with caution and avoid toeing the path of do or die politics, adding that all Kwarans are members of the same family and election should not turn friends into enemy,” the group stated.

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Meanwhile, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara state, Malam Garba Attahiru-Madami, has expressed concern over the recent political violence in the state.

Attahiru-Madami, who spoke at an interactive session with traditional rulers in the state on Monday, January 14, in Ilorin, appealed to them to educate their subjects on the need to maintain peace during and after the general elections.

According to him, the traditional rulers were brought to the interactive session to rub minds ahead of the elections.

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