Olu Onemola, a Special Assistant to Senate President Bukola Saraki on New Media, alleges that thugs attacked the family of the Senate President in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.
According to Onemola, the thugs injured at least 11 people and damaged up to 50 vehicles.
He further alleged that they were the thugs of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a party which Dr. Saraki was a co-founder, but however dumped it for the Peoples Democratic Party few months ago.
“For the second time in four days, political thugs loyal to the factional gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State yesterday attacked the Agbaji Ilorin family residence of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.
“The rampaging APC thugs opened fire on residents of the area, wounding at least 11 persons in the process.
“They also destroyed about 50 cars parked at various locations within Agbaji Quarters,” Onemola said.
The President of Agbaji Development Association, Musa Yusuf, who confirmed the attack said that; “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.”
The Senate President had few days ago accused the Nigeria Police of providing cover for those who unleash terror on his supporters.
Saraki reportedly returned to Ilorin from Erin-Ile where he had gone to address a political rally when he received the news of the incident.
After assessing the damage done to the property by the alleged APC thugs, he urged his kinsmen to remain calm and shouldn’t be provoked into retaliation.