The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu alongside his wife and children, on early Tuesday morning, escaped an assassination attempt on their lives.
Information gathered by Naija News reveals the attempted assassination attempt was carried out by a group of yet to be identified gunmen who invaded Ekweremadu’s residence on Tuesday.
The alarming news was also confirmed by Mr Uche Anichukwu, special adviser on media to the Deputy President of the Senate who said in a statement:
“The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, and son escaped an assassination attempt at about 4am on Tuesday.
“The armed men discreetly evaded the security at Ekweremadu’s Apo Quarters residence, to gain entry into his house. The attackers, who could not immediately shoot in order not to attract the attention of the security personnel on duty, took hold of his son and commanded him to lead them the Senator’s bedroom.”
“It was at the Senator’s bedroom that a struggle ensued, leading to the arrest of one of the assailants with dangerous weapons and housebreaking devices, while the rest managed to escape. The arrested member of the gang has, however, refused to divulge any information on the operation and has been handed over to the police.”
Just spoke to Senator Ike Ekweremadu. There was an attempt to assasinate him about 4am this morning. One of the assains was arrested after serious wrestling. He has been handed over to the police in Apo Police Station. We are in Perilious times but God will continue to be God.
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) November 6, 2018
“Ekweremadu, his wife, and one of his sons were in the house at the time of the attack.”
The gunman who invaded the residence has already been arrested and handed over to the police authorities in Apo but his yet to disclose his mission or sponsor(s) as at the time of filing this report.