Senate Speaks On Alleged Assassination Attempt On Ekweremadu
The deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has been thanking the Almighty God since morning of Tuesday, November 6.
It is not because of a new political appointment, but because his family allegedly escaped an assassination attempt at his home in Nigeria's capital city, Abuja.
After the incident, Senator Ekweremadu shared details of what happened with his colleagues when plenary opened.
He cited Order 43 and brought the incident to the attention of the Senate.
One thing he said that caught the attention of the Senators was: “I called the IGP and other security agencies, their phones were switched off".
He also told the lawmakers that "the assailants left in a hurry and left some of their weapons.
"I fear for my life. This country is no longer safe".
After he narrated the scenario to the Senators the Senate President made comments on the matter.
He must have briefed Saraki before other members of the Senate since he was with him in the early hours of the morning when they visited the son of late Tony Anenih.
Saraki joined Ekweremadu in thanking God.
"We thank the almighty God for granting you and your family safety from this horrific experience.
"It is now under investigation.
"The security situation in the FCT [Federal Capital Territory] is quite unfortunate.
"It is even more disturbing how poor the response by the Nigerian Police was.
"We hope that the police are not being partisan in the way they treat cases.
"I hope the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police will find out exactly what happened so that they can ensure that this kind of thing does not happen again" Dr. Saraki said.
The Senate President also said the lawmakers would continue to do their best to see how they could address the security situation in Nigeria.
He also said the Senate would see what it could do to give the security agencies needed support to address the security issues in Nigeria.
It is not the first time a Senator would be alleging assassination attempt in Nigeria.
In March 2016, a former Senate President, David Mark, said there was an attempt to assassinate him when he visited Benue State.
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