Nigeria’s Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has escaped another assassination.
His wife and son also escaped an assassination attempt in the early hours of Tuesday.
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, said the incident occurred at 4 a.m. at Ekweremadu’s Apo Quarters residence in Abuja.
The armed men were said to have evaded the security at the well-guarded residence before gaining entry into the 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.
It was in the ensuring struggle in the Senator’s bedroom that security was alerted, leading to the arrest of one of the assailants with dangerous weapon and housebreaking devices, while the rest managed to escape.
According to Anichukwu, the arrested member of the gang refused to divulge any information on the operation.
He has since been handed over to the police.
It would be recalled that the lawmaker narrowly escaped death in Abuja on Nov. 17, 2015.
Although the 2015 incident was reported to the security agencies, nothing has been heard about the matter till date.