Emmanuel Akabe, the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, northern Nigeria, was Tuesday evening, attacked by unknown gunmen.
36naija.com reports that the attack which took place before Akwanga, Nasarawa state, three policemen and a driver killed.
It was learned that Escort commander and two other Police officers were killed in the attack while a press crew member was fatally injured.
After the attack, the Nasarawa State Deputy Governor was taken away through an alternative means and has arrived Lafia.
The staff car of the Deputy Governor was abandoned at the scene due to the firing power from criminal elements.
Reports say the attackers are said to be armed robbers who laid an ambush for the advance team of the Deputy Governor during their operation.