- The deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed concerns over the security situation in Nigeria
- This is following the assassination attempt on Ekweremadu's life alongside his son and wife on Tuesday, November 6
- The deputy Senate president condemned the poor response of the police and other security agencies
The deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday, November 6, said Nigeria is no longer safe following the assassination attempt on his life and family.
Ekweremadu condemned the poor response of the police and other security agencies, adding that the calls placed to Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris’ phone failed.
He said: “I called the IGP and other security agencies, their phones were switched off. The assailants left in a hurry and left some of their weapons. I fear for my life. This country is no longer safe."
The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, in his remarks, condemned the attack while advising the police to be nonpartisan in carrying out its duty of protecting the lives and properties of Nigerians.
“We thank the almighty God for granting you and your family safety from this horrific experience. It is now under investigation. The security situation in the FCT is quite unfortunate.
"It is even more disturbing how poor the response by the Nigerian Police was. We hope that the police are not being partisan in the way they treat cases,” Saraki said.
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In a previous report by Legit.ng, the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, and son have reportedly escaped an assassination attempt at their Abuja residence.
The incident took place at about 4am on Tuesday, November 6, Ekweremadu's spokesperson, Uche Anichukwu, said in a statement sent to Legit.ng.
This attack comes almost one year after the lawmaker narrowly escaped an attempt on his life in Abuja on November 17, 2015. Anichukwu said some armed men discreetly evaded the security at Ekweremadu’s Apo Quarters residence, to gain entry into his house.
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