Dr Stephen Angbas, the proprietor of Lafia-Angbas Clinic has been killed by unidentified gunmen.
The tragic incident happened in the evening hours of Tuesday as Angbas was en route to his farm on a motorcycle in Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Eyewitnesses reported that the assailants, suspected to be armed robbers, launched a vicious machete assault on Angbas and his accompanying Okada rider.
While Angbas tragically succumbed to his injuries, the motorcycle rider, identified as Mikailu Dahiru, was rushed to a nearby medical facility, where he is currently receiving urgent treatment for severe wounds.
A senior official from the local government council, Mr. Ibrahim expressed deep concern over the incident.
He also noted that the Council Chairman has notified security authorities for immediate intervention.
The State’s Police spokesperson, DSP Rahman Nansel, has also confirmed the report with the following statement:
“Today, on the 17th of October 2023, at approximately 4:00 pm, mobile police operatives received distressing information regarding a fatal assault along the Jangargari-Awe Road.