Saraki condemns police for responding late to Ekweremadu’s distress call
Saraki also mandated the Senate Committee on Police Affairs to investigate the alleged assassination attempt.
According to reports, there was anassassination attempt on Ekweremadu’s life on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Saraki also mandated the Senate Committee on Police Affairs to investigate the alleged assassination attempt, Vanguard reports.
He said “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 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 that they treat such cases.
“I hope the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs will find out exactly what happened so that they can ensure that this kind of thing does not happen again. We will continue to do our best to see how we can address the security situation in this country and see what we can do to give the security agencies all our support."
Narrating his ordeal, the Deputy Senate President told his colleagues in the Senate that the assassins entered his house around 4:00 am with the intention of killing him.
Ekweremadu also added that the calls placed to Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris’ phone failed.
Nobody is safe
Speaking further, the Deputy Senate President called on Nigerians to be conscious of their private security, adding that nobody is safe in Nigeria.
He also revealed that a member of the gang was caught and handed over the Police unit in the Apo.
The Senate President also advised the Police to be nonpartisan in carrying out its duty of protecting the lives and properties of Nigerians.
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