Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

Bothered by the incessant attacks at Ilorin Eid- praying ground every year during Sallah celebrations, the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU) and Ilorin Metro Peace and Security Initiative have initiated moves to ensure security of lives and property at that venue and other parts of the Kwara state capital during the forthcoming Sallah celebrations.

The Ilorin Eid praying ground was turned to a theatre of ‘war’ during the 2015 Eid-el- Kabir prayers when some miscreants hauled stones and sachets water at dignataries after the prayers.

To prevent a recurrence, the IEDPU and Ilorin Metro Peace and Security Initiative at the weekend organised a stakeholders’ forum on security in Ilorin, the state capital.

Declaring the forum open,the IEDPU President, Alhaji AbdulHamid Adi,decried last year’s disruption of prayers at the Ilorin Yidi praying ground and warned residents to desist from the ungodly act.

He said that Eid praying ground is a sacred place of worship which should not be desecrated for whatever reason.