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Kwara suspends monarch's appointment

20 March 2013, 09:16

IIorin - The Kwara Government on Tuesday suspended action on the appointment of new Oluganmo of Ganmo in Ifelodun Local Government Area following Sunday’s violence in the town.

Isiaka Gold, the Secretary to the Government, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in IIorin that further action by the government on the appointment of new Oluganmo would begin after resolution of all litigations on the matter.

Gold added that the suspension was due to loss of lives and damage to property during the March 17 violence.

Gold said he had begun on-the-spot assessment of the destruction during the mayhem and sympathised with the families of those who lost their lives.

He gave an assurance that the perpetrators of the violence would be fished out to face the full wrath of the law.

Gold urged the people of the community to embrace peace.

``Following the suspension of action on the appointment of new Oluganmo of Ganmo, government will view any further outbreak of violence as criminality.

``Government will prosecute any individual or group of persons found fomenting trouble.”

He directed security agents to ensure that adequate security was provided to ensure the safety of all residents in Ganmo.

The secretary advised residents to go about their lawful activities without fear.

Gold also stressed the importance of dialogue and urged the people of the state to always embrace it in resolving any disagreement.

Meanwhile, scores  of non indigenes resident in Ganmo on Tuesday embarked on peaceful protest to IIorin over damage to their property.

The protesters visited some media houses to register their grievances and appealed to the state government to repair their houses.



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