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Police arrest LG chairman ‘plotting’ to assassinate Benue speaker

The Nigeria Police Force yesterday announced the arrest of a Chairman of a Local Government Area in Benue State and one other person involved in an alleged assassination plot.

The police said that it successfully arrested the two suspects through the diligent efforts of its operatives.

A statement by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, said that preliminary investigations revealed that the Local Government Chairman allegedly contracted a militia with the sinister intention of eliminating the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon. Aondona Hycenth Dajoh.

ACP Adejobi explained that the operatives of the Force Intelligence Department – Intelligence Response Team (FID-IRT) – swiftly swung into action upon receiving credible intelligence regarding the planned assassination.

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The police high command said that both suspects are currently in police custody and are actively cooperating with investigators in the ongoing inquiry.

The force PRO said that the Nigeria Police Force remained resolute in its commitment to upholding the safety and security of citizens and public officials.

Adejobi said the arrested suspects would face the full weight of the law and assured public of the unwavering commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to maintaining law and order, and prevention of crimes at all levels.


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