Embattled Senate President of Nigeria, Bukola Saraki was on Thursday attacked by angry worshippers at the Eid Prayer ground in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital in protest against the state of the economy of Kwara.
According to reports, Saraki and others arrived the praying ground, there was intermittent shout of “Ole! Ole!! Ole!!!(Thief, thief, thief).
Others were shouting “Ebi n pa wa!” “Ebi yii tito Saraki!””A o ki run, e fun wa lounje”( We are hungry, enough of hunger Saraki, give us food, teach us how to fish.”
Others, who were victims of the spontaneous mob action 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.
The protesters were said to be angry over the non-utilization of the bailout funds given to the state by the Federal Government to offset workers’ salaries.
Social media giant, Twitter has been buzzing with mixed comments of the stoning.