The Senate has mandated its Committee on Police Affairs to investigate the alleged assassination attempt on the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, and members of his family.
It would be recalled that Ekweremadu’s Apo, Abuja residence was invaded by armed men who evaded security as early as 4 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6.
Ekweremadu narrated the ordeal to his colleagues at plenary on Tuesday, November 6, noting that one of the armed men was arrested.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, berated the Nigeria Police for their alleged late response to Ekweremadu’s emergency calls.
He also mandated the committee to follow up on the investigations by the police.
Legit.ng previously reported that 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 phones calls placed to Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris’ phone failed.
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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.”
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