Saraki fears for his life & family, blames police, APC


Senate President Bukola Saraki said the police are endangering his life and that of his family claiming they are not getting protection from the force against alleged attack from supporters of the All Progressive Congress, APC.

Saraki made the claim on Friday while addressing a press conference at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Campaign Headquarters in Abuja.

The Senate president alleged that some unidentified men invaded his family house in Ilorin and inflicted injuries on some occupants, in the full glare of men of the Nigerian Police.

His word, “The entire world should hold the IGP responsible if anything untoward happens to members of my family and myself.

“The Police have continued to show undisguised hostility to me and my supporters in Kwara State and this latest round of violence is part of efforts to jeopardise and undermine my personal security and that of my immediate and larger family.

“Three incidents will illustrate what I am saying to you. Yesterday (Thursday), after the All Progressives Congress, APC, concluded their campaigns in Ilorin, some of their supporters and thugs moved around town and in areas like Adewole/Adeta, Ile Otan and Ubandawaki/Pakata where they saw our people gathered holding their weekly ward meetings.

“They disrupted the meetings by shouting their party slogan and when our people responded by mentioning our own slogan, they fired gun shots into their midst in Adewole/Adeta. They also inflicted matchet cuts on some of them. As a result of this attack, two people suffered bullet wounds. Continuing, Saraki claimed that “these same APC thugs shielded by policemen went to my family quarters in Agbaji in Ilorin, and vandalized houses, shops and inflicted wounds with machete on three people.

“All these destructions took place in the presence of policemen who came with them but watched without any care, as the APC thugs and supporters unleashed violence on our people. For me, personally, I believe the decision to attack people and properties in my family ancestral compound is a direct affront and attack on my person. And whatever signal these APC elements with support from the police believe they are sending is definitely sinister, uncivilized and unfortunate.”

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