Nasarawa state deputy governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe’s convoy was on under attack on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. He was heading to Abuja for the swearing-in of the newly appointed ministers when the attack took place.
According to reports, his lead escort car noticed that the road was blocked by some gunmen, therefore he got down to asses the situation. He took 2 policemen and a civilian with him and they all got killed. The gunmen killed 3 policemen and the civilian that challenge them to leave the road.
The attack took place at 8 pm at night at Gako Hill, Nasarawa Eggon Local government.
Details surrounding how the deputy governor escaped were not made available to the press. However, Nigeriatunes do not believe that he was injured during the attack.
More details to follow very soon.