The serenity of Benue politics was shattered over the weekend as news broke of a sinister plot to silence the state’s House of Assembly Speaker, Aondona Hycenth Dajoh. In a shocking revelation, police apprehended two suspects, including a high-ranking local government chairman, accused of hatching a cold-blooded assassination plan.
According to a statement released Monday by Force Spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi, preliminary investigations unearthed a disturbing narrative. The statement alleges that the embattled LG chairman, driven by what remains unknown motives, sought the services of a ruthless militia with the singular aim of eliminating Dajoh.
“The operatives of the Force Intelligence Department – Intelligence Response Team (FID-IRT) acted swiftly upon receiving credible intelligence regarding the planned assassination,” stated Adejobi, highlighting the crucial role of police vigilance in foiling the plot before it could spiral into tragedy.
Both suspects, currently in police custody, are reportedly cooperating with investigators as the probe deepens. Adejobi reaffirmed the Nigeria Police Force’s unwavering commitment to protecting citizens and public officials, assuring the public that both suspects will face the “full weight of the law.”
This chilling incident not only throws a spotlight on the potential volatility of Nigerian politics but also underscores the vital role of intelligence gathering and swift action in thwarting potential threats. As the investigation unfolds, Nigerians await further details and revelations about the motives behind this brazen plot and the individuals involved.