Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Yakubu Dogara has condemned the assassination attempt on Ekweremadu, his wife and son, by gunmen, adding that as the 2019 elections draw closer, the Nigeria Police and, indeed, all security agencies must ensure that acts of intimidation and coercion such as political assassinations are prevented.
Dogara noted in a press statement that the incident was a clear indication that insecurity has climaxed to the point that nowhere and nobody is safe in the country. He added that as the general elections draw closer, security agencies in the country must ensure that lives and property of all Nigerians are secured and protected.
“There is no room for excuses anymore. The security agencies must be alive to their responsibility of securing the lives and property of Nigerians. This is unacceptable. The police must ensure that the gunman and all those involved are not only apprehended but brought to justice.
“As the 2019 elections draws closer, it is of utmost importance that the police and other security agencies deploy their intelligence to forestall wanton killings and other violent acts that are programmed to cause fear and panic among Nigerians. These kinds of incidents must be nipped in the bud before it gets out of hand,” he said.