The Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu, his wife , and son , Tuesday morning, escaped assassination attempt as gunmen invaded his Abuja residence.
One of the gunmen was arrested after a struggle in Ekweremadu’s bedroom while others fled.
The arrested gunman has been handed over to the police for interrogation and investigations.
The identity of the assailant is not yet clear as at the time of filing this report .
Special Adviser on Media to the Deputy Senate President, Mr. Uche Anichukwu who confirmed the incident to Wawa News Global, expressed schock over the incident.
He said the incident occurred around 4:am.
Giving more insight in a press statement on how the incident occurred , Anichukwu 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 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.
“Ekweremadu, his wife, and one of his sons were in the house at the time of the attack.
“It could be recalled that the lawmaker narrowly escaped an attempt on his life in Abuja on November 17, 2015.
“Although the 2015 incident was reported to the security agencies, nothing has been heard about the matter till date.”