The home of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu was invaded by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday, November 6, 2018 while he was at home with his family.
According to Uche Anichukwu, his media aide, the incident was an assassination attempt.
He said that armed men “discreetly” bypassed the security in the home of the deputy senate president located at Apo, Abuja.
Anichukwu stated that the armed men could not shoot because they did not want to attract the attention of security personnel on duty.
He further narrated that they took hold of the senator’s son and asked him to lead them to his father’s bedroom. According to him:
“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”.