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Cecilia Onah, Lafia.

A petitioner at the Election Tribunal and candidate of the NNPP for the Nasarawa West Senatorial Zone in the 2023 general election, Wakili Kabir-Muhammad, has called on the security agencies to give adequate protection to politicians who are currently in court to seek justice on post-election matters.

Kabir-Muhammad made the call while speaking with newsmen in Keffi Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

The senatorial candidate said the call became necessary following a recent assassination attempt on his life by unknown gunmen who stormed his residence at the Government Reserved Area in Keffi, on Saturday, but could not succeed in their plan.

He, however, said the matter had been reported to the Police Area command in Keffi LGA.

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“I want to describe what transpired in this regard as having two fundamental issues; one is political while the other one might not be told now which is best known to me. Of course, we are suspecting some people from our business circle and political circle.

“Obviously, I escaped death narrowly because the unknown gunmen came in full force as been told by my family whom they met during their operations and threatened to kill if they fail to disclose my whereabouts.

“I was also told that four of the hoodlums that broke into my accommodation were in possession of three AK 47 riffles and a pistol.

“Their intention was towards me because they kept on asking of my whereabouts, but they were told I left for a meeting by my wife and they couldn’t do anything than to put all of my family at gunpoint.

“Most of these troubles are emanated by political jingoism and we are going to investigate this issue thoroughly, through the constituted authorities,” he added.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said the police command was yet to receive an official information on the matter.