Two suspects have been apprehended by the police in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate Aondona Dajoh, the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, The Global News reports.

One of the apprehended suspects is the chairman of a Local Government area in Benue State.

Oluwamuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

The chairman allegedly engaged an assassin with intentions to kill the speaker. Prompt action by the police, informed by the received information, thwarted the execution of the plan.

“Preliminary investigations exposed 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.

“The operatives of the Force Intelligence Department – Intelligence Response Team (FID-IRT) swiftly swung into action upon receiving credible intelligence regarding the planned assassination,” the FPRO said.

Adejobi further noted that the suspects have been detained in the custody of the police and are cooperating with investigations which are still ongoing.

“Both suspects are currently in police custody and are actively cooperating with investigators in the ongoing inquiry. The Nigeria Police Force remains resolute in its commitment to upholding the safety and security of citizens and public officials,” he said.

He promised that the suspect would be prosecuted.

“The arrested suspects will face the full weight of the law, and the Nigeria Police Force reassures the public of its unwavering commitment to maintaining law and order, and prevention of crimes at all levels,” he said.

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