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Update: Police Confirms Ekweremadu’s Assassination Attempt, Says Suspect in Custody
Following the assassination attempt on Ike Ekweremadu, the Nigerian Police Force has confirmed the attempt, saying the suspect is in custody.
Channels news reports that the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Mr Bala Ciroma made the disclosure hours after the lawmaker raised an alarm that his residence was invaded by armed men.
According to the commissioner, the police have sent a delegation led by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations), Mr Joshak Habila, to visit Senator Ekweremadu.
He said a suspect who was believed to be connected with the incident was already in custody and the matter was being handled by the Force Headquarters.
He added that he was part of the delegation while the police have begun an investigation to apprehend other suspects involved in the attack, Channels news reports.
Gist 36 had earlier reported that there was an assassination attempt on the deputy senate president today.
The police’s response are in highlight to the complaints on lack of security in the country by Ekweremadu.