JUST GOT NEWS THAT SARAKI WAS PELTED WITH STONES AND PURE WATER SACHETS AS HE ATTENDED EID PRAYERS IN ILORIN, KWARA STATE.
“Shortly after the senate president and other dignitaries arrived, some people started throwing stones and sachet waters in the direction of the Senate President and other important people,” one witness said.
“They started chanting Ole Ole Ole (thief), “Pay us our salaries”, “Where is our bailout money” and “Don’t use bailout money to service Abuja politics.
According to Naij.com reporter, some of the attackers began destroying cars and other properties in sight.
The police fought vigorously to restrain the protesters who remained defiant.There were sporadic firing of teargas canisters by the police and security agents.
One of the vehicles destroyed is an unmarked bus, with a federal government of Nigeria number, belonging to the University of Ilorin.
“The protesters erroneously thought the bus was among vehicles in the convoy of Senate President Saraki,” a witness said.
Senate president has been accused of 13 counts of corruption and false asset declaration.
Saraki was reportedly disguised or covered up and whisked out of the grounds to save him from the anger of the crowds.
Also caught up in the protests alongside Saraki were other dignitaries including the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, and the Chief Imam of Ilorin, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashir.
This was the first Eid Saraki he was attending as Senate president.
Culled from Naij.com