Thugs Attack Saraki Residence, Injure 11 Persons, Damage 50 Cars


Suspected thugs allegedly loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State on Sunday attacked the Agbaji Ilorin family residence of the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki. wounding eleven persons and damaging about fifty cars within and outside the premises.

Saraki had earlier during a press conference in Abuja, raised an alarm over a plan by Nigerian Police Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris to assassinate him and his family members.

A similar incident which occurred last Thursday at Agbajiole and Pakata areas of Ilorin metropolis left four members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) injured in the attack.

Today’s incident, according to residents of the area, started at about 11:30am when fully armed APC thugs stormed their area and shot sporadically into the air to scare people away.

According to the President of Agbaji Development Association, Alhaji Musa Olanrewaju Yusuf, the rampaging thugs were led by Yahaya Seriki and Musbau Esinrogunjo.

He said 11 people, who sustained injuries from gunshots, were taken to General Hospital, Ilorin and a private medical facility for treatment.

It was also gathered that the APC thugs spread the violence to Ajikobi and Omoda areas of Ilorin metropolis.

He said “The APC thugs came around 11:30am and shot sporadically into the air. In fact, they were provided cover by the DPO Adewole Division of Police. At least, 11 people received injuries from gunshots while about 50 cars including that of Imam Aliagan were destroyed.
“The thugs also carted away four motorbikes and stole money and jewelry from shops deserted by their owners”.

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