Police command confirms planned attempt to stone public office holders during Eid-el-Kabir fest
POLICE in Kwara State has confirmed the rumour of a plan to pelt with stones some government officials of the state at the central Moslem praying ground in Ilorin during the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir this week.
There has been rumour that the officials would be stoned and pelted with sachets of pure water at the occasion even though the brains behind the planned action were yet to be uncovered.
In Islamic religion, it is a shameful thing for anyone to be stoned by congregation.
Already, scores of the policemen under the command have been deplored to strategic junctions in Ilorin to prevent the breakdown of law and order in the ancient town.
The reason for the planned attack is not also yet known but it is being insinuated in some quarters that it might not be unconnected with alleged default in payment of salaries of some workers in the state.
The state police commissioner, Esosa Amadasun while speaking with reporters on the development said that his command heard about it and that it was not taking it with levity.
He said that the police did not regard it as mere rumour but as an information and were already acting on it.
Amadasun assured that adequate security arrangements would be made to forestall occurrence of the incident and any other breach of security during the festival.
He added that his command remained committed to the maintenance of peace and order in the state and urged the people of the state to support the police in fighting crime for development of the state.
The police boss enjoined the people to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir peacefully without encouragement of disorderliness.