Alleged Harassment: Offa Residents Protest Against Security Agents

Written by Godwin Duru

Scores of indigenes of Offa, in Offa local government area of Kwara state have staged a protest against alleged overzealousness by security agents deployed to the community.

The state government had March this year imposed curfew on Offa and
Erin-Ile after an outbreak of communal clash between the two communities.

Offa community has accused the security personnel of partisanship and
one-sidedness in their dealing with them.

The protestors started their peaceful rally from Itafa area to Avalon Hotel junction through the Federal Polytechnic, Offa carrying
placards with different inscriptions.

Speaking with reporters, the Iyaloja General of Offa Idiat Yusuf said the peaceful protest embarked upon is not between Offa
and Erin-Ile.

According to her, it is between the community members and the security personnel deployed to maintain peace between the two communities.

She said the security personnel have abandoned where the government asked them
to stay and maintain peace and resorted to harassing and intimidating residents of Offa communities.

Ali Muhammad Rabiu