Suspected armed robbers on Tuesday attacked the convoy of Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, killing five policemen.
The attack occurred around 4pm when the deputy governor was returning from Abuja to to the state capital, Lafia. However, the deputy governor was said to have narrowly escaped unhurt.
The robbers laid ambushed on the convoy, killed the policemen and took away all their rifles. It was gathered that the convoy was alerted that robbery operation was taking place at a place called Lilli near Nasarawa Eggon.
“After waiting for a while, one of the police vehicles volunteered to clear the road for them. Unfortunately, they fell into the robbers’ trap. They opened fire on them and took away all their rifles,” a source told DailyNiger