The convoy of Aishat Buhari, wife of
Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari
(retd.), the presidential candidate
of the All Progressives Congress,
was on Monday attacked by
suspected political thugs in Ilorin,
Kwara State .
Aishat and some APC women were
returning from a visit to the Emir of
Ilorin, Ibrahim Zulu-Gambari, when
the attack took place. They were in
the city for a two-day voter
education summit for women in
Our correspondent learnt that no
one was hurt in the incident that
left no fewer than 10 vehicles in the
The state APC chairman, Ishiola
Balogun-Fulani, who confirmed the
attack to journalists, accused a
Peoples Democratic Party chieftain
of being behind it.
He advised the police and other
security agencies in the state not
only to be on the alert but to call
PDP members in the state to order.
Balogun-Fulani said, “It would be
recalled that the APC had reported
to the police and other security
agencies about the plan by the PDP
to cause violence in the state
before, during and after the
forthcoming general elections.
“A worrisome incident took place
on Monday, March 16, 2015 during
the visit of Hajia Aishat Buhari, wife
of APC presidential candidate. Her
convoy was attacked around a film
house along Emir Road, Ilorin.
About 10 vehicles were vandalised.
“We also have it on good authority
that two of the PDP thugs have
been apprehended by the Police.
The Kwara State Commissioner of
Police, Salihu Garba, confirmed the
“We are aware of the attack.
Investigations have commenced,”
Mr. Tajudeen Abdulkareem, a media
aide to the PDP Kwara State
governorship candidate, Simeon
Ajibola, said PDP members were
not involved in the attack.
He said the attack might have been
masterminded by those who
worked for APC leader in the state,
Dr. Bukola Saraki
He said, “PDP elders and supporters
have been in Kwara South since
Sunday on campaign.
“Those who harrased Mrs. Buhari
cannot be our members. They may
be area boys who wanted to extort
money. They are the boys used and
abandoned by the APC state leader,
Dr. Bukola Saraki.