Saraki donates N2.6m to victims of Ilorin violence


Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday donated N2.6million to the 53 victims of the recent violence in Agbarere and lta-Ajia areas of Ilorin.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that each of the 53 beneficiaries, whose vehicles were damaged, received N50,000 at the constituency office of the senate president in Ilorin.

The cash was presented to the beneficiaries by the Director General of the ABUBAKAR Bukola Saraki Constituency Office, Alhaji Abdulwahab Issa.

In his remarks, the director general said the gesture of Saraki was in response to the pledge he made when he visited the victims in May 2015.

The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in llorin East Local Government Area, Alhaji Salman Mahmud, expressed gratitude to the senate president for the gesture.

He appealed to parents to closely monitor the activities of their children.

One of the beneficiaries, Hajia Risikat Raji, commended Saraki for coming to the aid of the victims, saying the money would alleviate their sufferings.

NAN recalls that violence broke out at Agbarere and lta-Ajia areas of llorin on April 25, 2015, resulting in damage to houses and vehicles.

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