Kwara State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday alleged that political thugs loyal to the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state attacked the Agbaji Ilorin family residence of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The party added that APC thugs opened fire on residents of the area, wounding at least 11 persons in the process.
They also destroyed about 50 exotic cars parked at various locations within Agbaji Quarters.
PDP said that the APC thugs had on Thursday unleashed violence on the people of Agbaji, Adewole and Pakata areas of Ilorin metropolis.
Four members of the Peoples Democratic Party were injured during the Thursday’s mayhem.
The 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.
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”.
It was also gathered that the APC thugs spread the violence to Ajikobi and Omoda areas of Ilorin metropolis.
Commenting on the development, the Director General of the PDP campaign council in the state, Prof. Suleiman Abubakar, said the orgy of violence was being perpetrated by the APC leaders in the state to instill fears in the minds of residence ahead of the coming general elections, having discovered that Kwarans have rejected them.
He called on security agencies in the state to within 48hours arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of both yesterday and Thursday violence in Ilorin.
PDP spokesperson in the the state, Tunde Ashaolu, said yesterday’s incident had validated the alarm raised by the Senate President on threat to his life and those of his family and supporters, ” which the police made futile efforts to debunk