OrderPaperToday – President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has alerted the general public of a possible threat to his life and family’s, pointing fingers at the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
He raised this alarm while addressing reporters in Abuja on Friday.
He cited recent incidents allegedly perpetuated by thugs sponsored by All Progressives Congress (APC) with the support of the Police.
He said: “I call you today to bring to your attention the sad development in my home state, Kwara State, and the role of the security agencies in giving cover to people who are unleashing violence on our people because they are surprised and cannot understand how and why the people continue to give massive and overwhelming support to the PDP across the state.
“Also Yesterday (Thursday), these same APC thugs shielded by policemen went to my family quarters in Agbaji in Ilorin and vandalized houses, shops and inflicted wounds with matchete on three people.
“All these destruction 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 signals these APC elements with support from the police believe they are sending is definitely sinister, uncivilized and unfortunate”.
Saraki, who is currently serving as the Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, further narrated: “Three incidents will illustrate what I am saying to you. Yesterday, after the 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 gunshots into their midst in Adewole/Adeta.
“They also inflicted matchete cuts on some of them. As a result of this attack, two people suffered bullet wounds”.
According to him, reports have been filed in different Police stations across the state but lamented that nothing decisive has been done.
He also accused Mr. Idris of commencing the redeployment of some Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) out of Kwara State.
He informed everyone to be watchful of forthcoming events as he begins ward to ward campaign.
“The entire world should hold the IGP responsible if anything untoward happens to members of my family and myself”, he added.