ADVERTISEMENT

4 'killed' as gunmen attack Nasarawa deputy governor

The deputy governor was on his way to Abuja to attend the swearing in of Ministers on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Gunmen kill four, attack Nasarawa deputy governor.

The incident was said to have happened around 8pm as the deputy governor was heading to Abuja for the swearing-in of ministers scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

According to TheNation, 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 took cover and ambushed the police officers and the driver killing all four.

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

When contacted, the Police spokesman in the state, Othman Ismaeel said the state police commissioner and other senior officers were at the scene of the incidence as he was yet to be fully briefed.

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".

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

APC candidate concedes defeat, congratulates Kano governor-elect

APC candidate concedes defeat, congratulates Kano governor-elect

Africans should rewrite narrative for progressive Africa – Dabiri-Erewa

Africans should rewrite narrative for progressive Africa – Dabiri-Erewa

US increases application fees for student, tourists visas

US increases application fees for student, tourists visas

82,000 Nigerian women die yearly from pregnancy complications – UNICEF

82,000 Nigerian women die yearly from pregnancy complications – UNICEF

Lawmaker alerts NSA over alleged plot to cause civil disobedience in Abia

Lawmaker alerts NSA over alleged plot to cause civil disobedience in Abia

Buhari approves appointment of 6 new Permanent Secretaries

Buhari approves appointment of 6 new Permanent Secretaries

Court orders Ondo govt to pay ₦30m to okada man shot by Amotekun

Court orders Ondo govt to pay ₦30m to okada man shot by Amotekun

Taraba people prefer stomach infrastructure to physical development – Gov Ishaku

Taraba people prefer stomach infrastructure to physical development – Gov Ishaku

NAFDAC seals fake alcohol production outlet, arrests 2 suspects

NAFDAC seals fake alcohol production outlet, arrests 2 suspects

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT