Just In: 3 Lawmakers "Narrowly Escape Assassination" as Gunmen Open Fire on their Vehicles

Just In: 3 Lawmakers "Narrowly Escape Assassination" as Gunmen Open Fire on their Vehicles

  • Three lawmakers in Nasarawa state were reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen on Wednesday, September 1
  • One of the lawmakers, Samuel Tsebe, described the attack as an assassination attempt, noting that the police have been alerted
  • The police also confirmed being briefed about the incident, adding that one suspect has already been arrested

Akwanga-Lafia road, Nasarawa state - Three lawmakers in the Nasarawa state house of assembly reportedly escaped death on Wednesday, September 1, when gunmen opened fire on their vehicles.

The Cable reported that the lawmakers identified as Samuel Tsebe, David Maiyaki and Peter Akwe were attacked on the Akwanga-Lafia road in the state.

3 Nasarawa Lawmakers Escape Alleged Assassination Attempt as Gunmen Open Fire on their Vehicles
Three members of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly escape death following an attack by some unknown gunmen. Photo credit: Nasarawa Mirror
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Legit.ng gathers that Ramhan Nansel, the Nasarawa police spokesperson, confirmed the incident.

Nansel said the lawmaker explained that he was attacked along the Akwanga-Lafia road around 10am on Wednesday.

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The police spokesman added operatives have been deployed to comb the area and one suspect has been arrested.

Tsebe told journalists shortly after the attack that the three lawmakers “narrowly escaped assassination” during the attack, Daily Independent also reported.

Akwe was said to have been at the front in his car, followed by Maiyaki, while Tsebe was behind — also in his own car — when the incident occurred.

He said:

“It is more of assassination attempt. I have informed the police of the assassination attempt.”

Tsebe expressed gratitude to God for safety and appealed to security agencies to fish out the criminals.

Robbers attack Nasarawa deputy governor’s convoy, kill 3 policemen, driver

In another report, suspected armed robbers on Tuesday, August 20, attacked the convoy of Nasarawa state deputy governor, Emmanuel Akabe.

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Three policemen and a civilian lost their lives in the attack.

Akabe was on his way to Abuja on an official engagement when the convoy ran into the robbers who were operating few kilometres away from Akwanga.

Bandits carry out major abduction in Nasarawa

Meanwhile, the secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) Barr Mohammed Abubakar Opu, has been kidnapped by criminals.

ASP Nansel, the spokesman of the police command in the state, said Opu was abducted in his house located at Baking Rijiya village.

The deputy commissioner of police in charge of the state criminal investigation department has been charged to embark on an investigation that will lead to the arrest of the abductors.

Source: Legit.ng

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