A yet to be identified gunman is being held by the police in Abuja after he was apprehended during an invasion of the Abuja residence of the deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu VANGUARD Reports
The man who has reportedly not divulged his mission, was part of a group of men who surreptitiously entered Ekweremadu’s house early on Tuesday morning, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, special adviser on media to the Deputy President of the Senate disclosed in a statement.
The Statement reads;
“The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, and son escaped an assassination attempt at about 4am on Tuesday. One of the “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 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.