Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday escaped suspected assassination attempt in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The attempt reportedly occurred at about 10:00am between Apo Flyover and Dantata Construction Company’s yard, close to the Old Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN headquarters junction on his way to the National Assembly.
A statement issued yesterday night by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Deputy Senate President, Uche Anichukwu, revealed that the suspected assassins who operated in an unmarked, tinted, white-coloured Mercedez Benz AMG E63, was chauffeured by a man who looked like a mercenary
“The vehicle, which was positioned by the Apo Bridge, on noticing that the Deputy President of the Senate’s convoy took the right turn to join the Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway instead, made a turn and attempted to ram into the convoy, but was blocked.
“The driver, however, sped off to the Apo Roundabout and on sighting the convoy of the Deputy President of the Senate, violently broke into the convoy and made several frantic attempts to ram into the Senator’s official car.
“The vehicle refused to stop when charged at by the security operatives attached to the Deputy President of the Senate, but when pushed to a tight corner, the driver made a U-turn, partially smashed an oncoming vehicle on the opposite lane of the highway, and escaped”, Anichukwu explained.
He, however, informed that the development has been reported to the security agencies.