- The Tuesday night gunmen attack on the convoy of Nasarawa state’s Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe has been confirmed by the state’s commissioner of police, Bola Longe who revealed that he wasn’t the target.
Aprokorepublic reported earlier that three police officers and a civilian driver were killed after the Deputy Governor’s convoy ran into the robbers who were operating few kilometres away from Akwanga at about 6pm. Briefing newsmen after an emergency security meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule at the Lafia government house, Nasarawa state’s commissioner of police assurred the public of an intensified effort to arrest those behind the attack.
Longe said: “It was not that the deputy governor was the target of what happened. There was a robbery operation and the convoy of the deputy governor ran into them and that was what led to the death of five persons including four in the deputy governor’s security vehicle”.“We want to emphasize that the elements that carried out that attack would be fished out. We have started already and we will get there, we will deal with them decisively so that they will know that Nasarawa state is not a place for them to operate,” he added.