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In Kwara Irate youths shut down LG secretariat

The youths also lit a bonfire on the express way  leading to the border with Benin Republic.

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Angry youths burning tyres in Akure play

Angry youths burning tyres in Akure


Some irate youths on Tuesday disrupted activities at the secretariat of  Baruten Local Government Council of Kwara state over the composition of its new Transitional Implementation Committee (TIC).

The youths, who were mainly from Kosubosu, the council’s headquarters, had  marched to  the secretariat and chased away workers before  locking  up  offices.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the youths  also lit  a bonfire on the express way  leading to the border with Benin Republic.

NAN learnt that the youths  were dissatisfied with the reported  substitution of one  Umar Galadima who was in May appointed as a member of the TIC.

Galadima, a former Revenue Officer in the council, hails from Kosubosu.

NAN also reports that the youths  displayed placards with various inscriptions such as “Baruten will not know peace without Galadima,”  “No to marginalisation of Kosubosu community ” and “ Reinstate Galadima for peace in Baruten.’’

Although the youths  refused  to address newsmen, one  of them, however, told NAN that reports filtering into the community indicated that Galadima’s  name had been substituted.

He said the youths were angry as this was the first time an indigene of Kosubosu would be appointed a TIC member.

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But  the Chairman of the TIC, Alhaji Danjuma Sabi,  condemned the action of the youths, saying they were only reacting to rumours.

“As far as I am concerned, there has not been any official announcement that Galadima has been changed.

“The youths  are only acting on rumours as there had not been any announcement that Galadima’s name has been substituted,’’ he said.

Sabi warned the youths  against disruptions that could cause setback to the area in its  quest for  development.

He urged the youths  to always explore dialogue in conflict resolution  rather than resort  to  violence.

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