Unknown assailants machete Nasarawa based medical Doctor to death


A Nasarawa-based medical Doctor identified as Stephen Angbas was on Tuesday, attacked and macheted to death by some unknown assailants while returning from his farm in the Awe Local Government Area of the state.

According to eyewitness reports, Dr Angbas who was the proprietor of Lafia-Angbas Clinic was on a motorcycle when the assailants, suspected to be armed robbers launched an attack on him and the motorcyclist who was conveying him to his destination.

It was gathered that the late Doctor died almost immediately due to the severity of the cuts while the motorcyclist who has been identified as Mikailu Dahiru, was rushed to a nearby medical facility, where he is currently receiving urgent treatment for the severe wounds he sustained from the attack.

Speaking on the issue, an official who works at the local government council, Audu Lawal, expressed deep concern over the incident and noted that the council chairman has notified security authorities for immediate intervention.

Meanwhile, the state’s police spokesperson, DSP Rahman Nansel, who confirmed the incident to newsmen said, “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’s family and has initiated a comprehensive investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.”

Nansel added, “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,”

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