The Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, his wife and son escaped an assassination attempt in his Apo residence in Abuja in the early hours of Tuesday.
Spokesman to Ekweremadu, Uche Anichukwu, said in a statement that armed men discreetly evaded the security at Ekweremadu’s Apo Quarters residence to gain entry into his house.
He said 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 Deputy Senate President’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, Anichukwu said.
“Ekweremadu, his wife, and one of his sons were in the house at the time of the attack,” he said.
It could be recalled that the lawmaker narrowly escaped an attempt on his life in Abuja on November 17, 2015.