11 injured as thugs reportedly attack Nigerian Senate president Saraki family residence
The family residence of Nigerian Senate president, Bukola Saraki, in the Agbaji area of Ilorin has been attacked by hoodlums leaving 11 people injured.
According to The Punch, the incident took place on Sunday, January 13, as the hoodlums damaged 50 vehicles.
It was also reported that Solagberu and Aliagan mosques were damaged as a result of the attack.
Alhaji Olanrewaju Yusuf who is the president of Agbaji Development Association claimed the armed thugs shot into the air when they arrived.
He said a seven-year-old boy died as a result of the attack which he claimed was carried out by members of an opposition party.
Yusuf said: “We learnt that a boy in Ode Alausa, just opposite this house (Saraki’s homestead), who was hit by a bullet has died. His name is Abubakare.
“The thugs came around 11.30am and shot into the air. In fact, they were provided cover by the police.
At least 11 people sustained injuries from bullets, while about 50 cars including that of Imam Aliagan were destroyed.
The thugs also stole four motorcycles, money and jewelry from shops deserted by their owners”.
The director general of the Peoples Democratic Party campaign council in the state, Professor Suleiman Abubakar, claimed the violence was perpetrated by the All Progressives Congress leaders so as to instill fears in residents ahead of the elections.
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