‘The world ought to maintain the IGP accountable if something occurs to members of my household and myself’ – Bukola Saraki


Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Friday raised concern over his security and people of his political supporters in his state, Kwara.


Saraki, Director-general of the Peoples Democratic Celebration Presidential Marketing campaign Organisation, at a information convention in Abuja, accused the safety businesses of giving cowl to individuals who have been unleashing violence on the supporters of the PDP throughout the state.


Saraki mentioned that the police had continued to indicate hostility to him and his supporters in Kwara State as a part of efforts to jeopardise and undermine his private safety and that of his fast and bigger household. The Senate President cited three incidents for instance his worry about his safety, alleged that on Thursday, some supporters and thugs of the APC attacked PDP supporters at Adewole/Adeta, Ilorin, who have been holding their weekly ward conferences.

“They disrupted the conferences by shouting their occasion slogan and when our folks responded by mentioning our personal slogan, they fired gun pictures into their midst in Adewole/Adeta. In addition they inflicted machete cuts on a few of them. On account of this assault, two folks suffered bullet wounds.”

Saraki added that additionally on Thursday , the identical thugs went to his household quarters in Agbaji in Ilorin and vandalised homes, outlets and inflicted machete wounds on three individuals.

“All these destructions happened within the presence of policemen who got here with them however watched with none care, because the APC thugs and supporters unleashed violence on our folks.

“For me, personally, I consider the choice to assault folks and properties in my household ancestral compound is a direct affront and assault on my particular person.

“And no matter sign these APC components with assist from the police consider they’re sending is unquestionably sinister, uncivilized and unlucky.

“Our folks have filed studies of the incidents in related police stations in Ilorin however we’ve got doubts that something tangible and constructive will come out of those studies.”

Saraki added that the identical Police underneath the directive of Inspector Normal of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris on Thursday commenced the switch of Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) out of Kwara.

“It must also be famous that IGP has posted three completely different Commissioners of Police to Kwara State within the final six months.

“In truth, the earlier and present Commissioner of Police within the State obtained strict directions from the IGP to not relate or interact with the Senate President.

“The same old follow has been that the Commissioner of Police personally ensures the safety of the Senate President at any time when he visits his dwelling state.

“That was the follow through the interval of my predecessor and in my first 12 months in workplace. “

Saraki mentioned that now that he’s set to start ward to ward campaigns within the state, he’s not positive what directions the IGP had given to the police command within the state. “Thus, your entire world ought to maintain the IGP accountable if something untoward occurs to members of my household and myself.”


Saraki alleged that IGP Idris had tried thrice to implicate him in some legal prices. One in every of them was the arrest of some cultists, who claimed they labored for him. One other, he mentioned, was the Offa theft. Saraki mentioned not one of the plots succeeded.


“A state of affairs the place political thugs and operatives assault opponents of the APC underneath the watch and safety of regulation enforcement brokers doesn’t current Nigeria effectively within the comity of countries,” Saraki mentioned.

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