Nasarawa Tragedy: Gunmen Fatally Attack Doctor With A Machete

October 18th, 2023

Dr. Stephen Angbas, the proprietor of Lafia-Angbas Clinic in Nasarawa State, fell victim to an unfortunate and violent attack by unidentified assailants.

Reported by The PUNCH, this tragic incident occurred late in the evening on Tuesday when Dr. Angbas was returning from his farm on a motorcycle in the Awe Local Government Area of the state.

Witnesses recounted that the attackers, believed to be armed thieves, brutally assaulted the doctor and the motorcycle rider who was transporting him to the farm using a machete.

The motorcycle rider, Mikailu Dahiru, was rushed to a nearby hospital for urgent medical care to address his severe injuries from the attack. Tragically, Dr. Angbas succumbed to his injuries.

The local government council’s official, Audu Lawal, expressed deep concern about the incident and informed that the council chairman had alerted security authorities to take swift action.

Mobile police operatives received distressing information about a fatal assault that took place along the Jangargari-Awe Road.

Read statement below:

“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.”

“The Commissioner encourages any member of the public with pertinent information to come forward and assist in the prompt apprehension of those responsible for this despicable act,” Nansel continued.