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 the 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.
“Tragically, the victims were a commercial motorcycle rider, Mikailu Dahiru, who survived the attack, and Dr Angbass Stephen, who succumbed to his grievous injuries.
“In light of this senseless violence, CP Maiyaki Baba extends heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and has initiated a comprehensive investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“The Commissioner encourages any member of the public with relevant information to come forward and assist in the swift apprehension of those responsible for this despicable act.”