The Kwara State Government has assured residents of the state of adequate protection of their lives and property.
The Commissioner for Communications, Mrs. Adenike Afolabi-Oshatimehin, gave the assurance in a statement on Sunday in Ilorin, following the acts of vandalism perpetrated in Ilorin by hoodlums masquerading as #EndSARS protesters.
Mrs Afolabi-Oshatimehin said that the vandalism did not reflect the character of the average resident of Kwara State and advised residents to observe the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state on Saturday.
She said that the curfew was not designed to inflict pains on the peace-loving people of the state but aimed at halting the spate of looting.
She added that the government would continue to make untiring efforts, in conjunction with security agencies, to ensure that normalcy was restored in the state.
“The wanton theft of goods and wares of business outfits by the criminals was despicable and reprehensible.
“It is, however, noteworthy that with combined efforts of the security agencies in the state, the acts of vandalism have been brought under control,’’ she stated.
Afolabi-Oshatimehin commended religious and opinion leaders in the state as well as the generality of the people for condemning the acts of vandalism.