The Deputy President of the Senate Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, and son escaped an assassination attempt at about 4am on Tuesday, November 6th.
As was reported by his Special Adviser on Media Uche Anichukwu, the armed men discreetly evaded the security at Ekweremadu’s Apo Quarters residence, to gain entry into his house. The attackers could not immediately shoot in order not to attract the attention of the security personnel on duty. The gunmen 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.
Ekweremadu, his wife, and one of his sons were in the house at the time of the attack. This will be the second time an assassination attempt has been carried on the senator. The first time was when he narrowly escaped an attempt on his life in Abuja on November 17, 2015.