According to reports, some hoodlums who were allegedly hired to assassinate the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, have been apprehended. It was gathered that the thugs were nabbed over the weekend in Alor community in Anambra state (the minister’s hometown) following the elections which was postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by one week.
The suspects have since been transferred from Alor community to the state CID for further interrogation.
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar confirmed the incident to journalists. He said it was not an attack on the church, adding “My men were on patrol near the church when they were attacked by some gunmen. It was not an attack on the church, in the real sense of it”. The commissioner confirmed that the hoodlums took away a rifle belonging to the slain cop. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige had on Saturday said the Federal Government would work out modalities on how to secure places of worship in the Country.