Gunmen Killed Four In An Attack On Nasarawa State Deputy Governor
Three policemen and a driver were reportedly killed by suspected gunmen when the convoy of the Nasarawa state deputy governor, Emmanuel Akabe, ran into the assailants around Gako hill in Nasarawa Eggon local government.
The convoy ran into the assailants around Gako hill in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area at about 8pm.
The Deputy Governor was on his way to Abuja for today’s swearing-in of ministers, it was learnt.
When the escort commander was informed that there were suspected gunmen on the road, he stopped the convoy and took two other mobile police officers with him alongside the civilian driver to fend off the gunmen and open the road.
A source said upon hearing gunshots from an oncoming Hilux van, the gunmen laid ambush for the police officers and the driver.
The rifles of the officers were also said to be taken away leaving behind only a magazine.
The corpses of the slain policemen and their driver were immediately deposited at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia.
State Police spokesman Othman Ismaeel said the Commissioner of Police and other senior officers were at the scene.
Meanwhile, the Police has arrested Hamisu Bala, popularly called Wadume.
Wadume, a suspected kidnap kingpin based in Taraba state, had escaped in an incident which led to the killing of three policemen “by the army”.