Nasarawa state deputy governor’s convoy attacked by armed robbers, kill 3 policemen and a driver.
Armed robbers launch an attacked on the convoy of Nasarawa state deputy governor, Emmanuel Akabe on Tuesday, August 20, killing three policemen and a civilian.
The governor was on his way to Abuja on an official engagement when the convoy ran into the robbers who were operating few kilometres away from Akwanga at about 6pm. ASP Usman Samaila, police public relations officer of the state police command confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia. Read more:
Samaila, however, did not give details, saying the commissioner of police, Bola Longe had led a team of officers to the scene to assess the situation.
“As I speak with you now, the commissioner of police, the deputy commissioner operations and other high ranking officers of the command have gone to the scene of the incident,” Samaila said. Meanwhile, one of those in the convoy, said the armed robbers opened fire on the convoy before fleeing. According to him, three policemen and a driver were shot and killed by the armed robbers and their corpses have been deposited at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia. The deputy governor who was unhurt but looking shaky was at the hospital but did not speak to journalists on the incident.
An eyewitness revealed to journalists that the attackers stormed Abbo’s family house located in Muchalla ward of Mubi north local government area of the state on Saturday and while kidnapping Rifikatu, killed the senator’s uncle because he raised an alarm. Claiming that the assailants came into the area purposely for Abbo’s family, the unnamed source said: “The gunmen opened fire on him (the uncle), leading to his death, and they went away with the victim unchallenged.”