Saraki’s Attackers Sinned Against God – Emir Of Ilorin

Emir-of-Ilorin-Bukola-Sarakihe Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on Saturday described Thursday’s disruption of Eid-el-Kabir prayer at the Ilorin Eid ground, the Kwara State capital, as an offence against God.
The emir, who is the Chairman, Kwara State Council of Chiefs, spoke when he paid the annual Eid-el-Kabir homage to the state Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, in Ilorin.
Some protesters had yesterday pelted the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and some other dignitaries including the emir, with sachet water, stones and other objects during the Sallah prayer.
The protesters had to be dispersed by security agencies, who fired tear gas canisters. The police in Kwara State also announced that eight miscreants have been arrested in connection with the incident and they would be charged to court soon.
Reacting, the emir said the attempts by the miscreants to defile the sanctity of the place of worship and deny Muslims their right of worship were condemnable and a possible invitation of the wrath of Allah, whose abode, he noted the miscreants invaded.
He further described the development as despicable and unfortunate.
Sulu-Gambari urged parents to train their children not to tarnish the good image of Ilorin Emirate and Kwara State as a peace loving and united entities.
In his response, Gov. Ahmed said despite that the September federal allocation had not been received, his administration had paid the state civil servants and facilitated loan for local government areas to offset local government workers’ salaries.