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Gov. Okowa Condemns Assasination Attempt On Sen. Ekweremadu




Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has condemned the recent assassination attempt on Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu alongside his family members by assailants, at his official residence in Apo, Abuja this morning.

Okowa through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu in Asaba today described that attack as barbaric.

He noted that the attacks on the Senator is alarming and called on security agencies to carry out full investigation into the Tuesday’s latest attack on the lawmaker’s residence to unmask those behind the alleged assassination plot.

“This is not the first attack on the distinguished Senator yet no culprit have been brought to book in connection with the attacks. However, we must thank God that one of the attackers was apprehended and is therefore expected to aid the police in their investigations to unravel those behind the failed move to harm the key opposition leader”.

He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency direct the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris to set up a full scale probe into the attacks.

“The Governor urged the Deputy Senate President not to be wary as Nigerians are solidly behind him and will continue to pray for his safety and that of his family,” the statement read.

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