The police have confirmed an attack on the residence of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
The police also said four of its officers and a civil defence official have been arrested as investigation on the attack continues.
RECALL Ekweremadu had narrated the attack which he described as an assassination attempt. He confirmed that one of the attackers was caught, and criticised what he described as the poor attitude of relevant senior officials of the police to the attack.
In its reaction to the attack, the police on its Twitter handle said its preliminary investigation showed the incident was a “burglary.” However it said, investigation is still ongoing to determine if there is any other motive behind the offence.
Nigerian lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, has berated the Nigerian Police over a comment made on Tuesday’s failed assassination attempt on deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu.
Nigeria police Tuesday night said the country’s deputy senate president was a victim of a burglary attempt and not assassination as he claimed.
However, the comment made by the police has been deemed as a downgrade of a matter regarding insecurity by Ekweremadu’s colleague at the Nigerian Senate.