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Nasarawa deputy governor escapes death as gunmen kill four in his convoy

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Three policemen and a driver in the convoy of the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, were on Tuesday killed as gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, attacked his convoy.

Akabe, who was on his way to Abuja on an official engagement, reportedly ran into the robbers who were operating few kilometres away from Akwanga at about 6pm.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, ASP Usman Samaila, confirmed the incident.

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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.

However, one of those in the convoy said the armed men opened fire on the convoy before fleeing.

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