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Arrests Made in Alleged Assassination Attempt on Benue Speaker: Local Government Chairman Among Detainees

In a significant development, the Nigeria Police have arrested two individuals, including a local government chairman, over an alleged plot to assassinate the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon. Aondona Hycenth Dajoh. The arrest was made following credible intelligence received by the Force regarding the planned assassination.

The arrested suspects include a local government chairman, who is alleged to have contracted a militia with the sinister intention of eliminating the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly. The Police, acting on credible intelligence, swiftly moved to apprehend the individuals involved in the alleged assassination plot.

The Force Intelligence Department – Intelligence Response Team (FID-IRT) played a crucial role in responding to the intelligence regarding the planned assassination. The prompt action of the FID-IRT underscores the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to ensuring the safety and security of citizens and public officials.

Both arrested suspects are reported to be actively cooperating with investigators in the ongoing inquiry. The nature of their cooperation may contribute valuable information and insights into the alleged assassination plot, aiding the investigative process.

The Force spokesman emphasized that the Nigeria Police Force remains resolute in its commitment to upholding the safety and security of citizens and public officials. The arrested individuals, including the local government chairman, will face the full weight of the law as investigations progress.

The statement provides assurance that the Nigeria Police Force will ensure that those involved in the alleged assassination attempt face legal consequences. This commitment underscores the determination of law enforcement agencies to maintain accountability and prevent acts of violence against public official.

The arrest of the local government chairman and another individual in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly marks a significant development in ensuring the safety and security of public officials. As investigations continue, the Nigeria Police Force’s commitment to upholding the rule of law and ensuring accountability remains paramount.

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