Photos: Saraki Stoned At Eid Prayer
Bukola Saraki arrived for Muslim Eid al-Adha prayers
Twitter users shared the information that Saraki was pelted with stones and pure water sachets as he arrived in his car convoy.
Saraki stoned in Kwara again????? This is surely not a good time for saraki at all
11:57 AM - 24 Sep 2015
Kwarans are awakened and waking up!! Saraki stoned during Eid prayers!!! Crowd baptised him w shouts of "ole" stones and pure water satchets
Kwara state people during Eid prayers
Senate president Saraki was stoned during the prayer
Witnesses said the young people were enraged by the inability of the state administration to pay salaries of workers before the Sallah celebrations, rendering some civil servants unable to buy rams for todayâ€™s Eid-el Kabir.
â€œShortly 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,â€ one witness said.
Angry protester who attacked Saraki
â€œThey started chanting Ole Ole Ole (thief), â€œPay us our salariesâ€, â€œWhere is our bailout moneyâ€ and â€œDonâ€™t use bailout money to service Abuja politics.â€
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.
â€œThe protesters erroneously thought the bus was among vehicles in the convoy of Senate President Saraki,â€ a witness said.
Others who were victims of the mob attack were ex-minister Bolaji Abdullahi, the Speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Ali Ahmad, ex-Speaker Razak Atunwa( now a member of the House of Representatives) Rep Amuda Kannike, a former national chairman of the PDP, Alh. Kawu Baraje, the Taliban of Ilorin, Prof. Oba Abdulraheem, members of the State House of Assembly, all the Baloguns, Magajis and prominent leaders in Ilorin Emirate.
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.
This was the first Eid Saraki he was attending as Senate president.
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