Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, escapes assassination

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The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu in the yesterday escaped assassination attempt alongside his wife and one of his sons.

But one of the assassins was overpowered and arrested.

The suspect has been handed over to Apo Police Station for investigation.

The incident was confirmed in a statement by Uche Anichukwu, who is the Special Adviser on Media to Ekweremadu.

The statement said 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 to the Senator’s bedroom.

Recall that the lawmaker narrowly escaped an attempt on his life in Abuja on November 17, 2015.

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