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Kwara speaker condemns New Year church attacks in llorin

Dr Ali Ahmad, Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, has condemned the attacks on Christians during New Year’s service in some churches in llorin.

Churches on lbrahim Taiwo Road were attacked by some yet-to-be identified persons in the early hours of Monday during the New Year service.

Ahmad in a statement jointly signed by his Special Assistant (Media), Shuaib Abdulkadir and the Chief Press Secretary to the State House of Assembly, AbdulRahman Sanni, condemned the attacks.
The speaker, however, called for calm, adding that the attack was not religiously motivated, but believed to have been carried out by some hoodlums.

He commended the Police Commissioner, Alhaji Ado Lawan, for police prompt intervention which brought the situation under control.

“They must be brought to book to serve as deterrent to others,” Ahmed told reporters in the state.
“Peace is the pivot of socio-economic transformation of any society and one of the indices of development,” he said.