A pro-democracy group Kwara Rebuilders has launched a social media campaign #thisIsNotWhoWeAre over the attacks of public properties by hoodlums in Kwara as part of the group plan to drive peaceful coexistence and unity in the state.
According to a statement signed by the Co-convener of the group, Adetola Kehinde, the group has shown displeasure in violence in the state and attack on public facilities in the state capital.
“Specifically, we want to state that the looting of the palliatives recently donated by the Federal Government for distribution to victims of the recent rainstorm was not done by the Kwara youths.
“It is important to note that Kwara youths are renowned for industry, innovation, and decency. Therefore, such an act could not have been carried out by them. Those who pilfered the government’s palliatives and goods belonging to private businesses were hoodlums, miscreants, criminals.
“Kwara Rebuilders has launched the hashtag to tell the Kwara youths true story. Even though some are hellbent on giving us bad names, we wish to tell the public that they do not represent us. Kwara Rebuilders, therefore, urges the true Kwara youths to take charge of their image by joining resolutely to preach peace and spread love in their own capacity while every effort is being made by government and security agents to secure lives and properties of every citizen,” Adetola said.
The group then urged members of the public to shun fake news and other acts capable of eroding peace and unity.