News just reaching ADELOVE indicates that Senate president Bukola Saraki was reportedly stoned in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state as he 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.
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 today’s Eid-el Kabir.
“Shortly 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,” one witness said.
“They started chanting Ole Ole Ole (thief), “Pay us our salaries”, “Where is our bailout money” and “Don’t use bailout money to service Abuja politics.”
Some of the attackers began destroying cars and other properties in sight.
One of the vehicles destroyed is an unmarked bus, with a federal government of Nigeria number, belonging to the University of Ilorin.
“The protesters erroneously thought the bus was among vehicles in the convoy of Senate President Saraki,” a witness said.
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.