Two people have been taken into custody by the police, one of whom is the chairman of the local government, in connection with a purported plot to kill Aondona Hycenth Dajoh, the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly.

Force spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi revealed this in a statement on Monday.

Investigations, the statement said, revealed that the LG chairman had reportedly contacted a militia to kill Dajoh.

“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,” the statement read.

He added 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.

“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 assured that both suspects would face the full weight of the law.

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