Kwara Government vows to apprehend culprits of Tsaragi murder

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

The Kwara State Government has pledged to apprehend the culprits of the murder of five people in Tsaragi District of Edu Local Government area of the state last week.

The State Deputy Governor, Elder Peter Kisira made the pledge when he led a government delegation on a condolence visit to the Palace of Etsu Tsaragi and the affected families at Batakpan.

Elder Kisira, who is also the Chairman of the State Boundary Commission, stated that considerable progress and efforts had been made to maintain peace in the affected communities and the state in general.

The Deputy Governor described the incident as sad and unfortunate, stressing that it was only under a peaceful atmosphere that appreciable development could be achieved.

He however, charged the people to embrace peace and prayed God to strengthen the families and the Community to bear the loss.

Responding, the Etsu Tsaragi, Alhaji Abdullahi Kpoto thanked the state government for sending the powerful delegation to commiserate with the affected people.

Alhaji Abdullahi Kpoto also described the incident as unfortunate as the two communities are interwoven and had been cohabiting peacefully.

The Etsu Tsaragi explained that Share and Tsaragi had been destined to live together, promising not to betray the fundamental principles and agreement of the founding fathers of the two communities.

Addressing the families and the people of Batakpan, Elder Kisira urged them to take solace in the fact that it is only God that gives and takes lives.

The Deputy Governor prayed God to grant the families and the entire community, the fortitude to bear the loss.

Responding on behalf of the community, Alhaji Ndako Batako appreciated the state government for its concern and for identifying with them during the trying period.

The Deputy Governor was accompanied on the condolence visit by members of the State Executive Council, Special Advisers and top government functionaries.