Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Akabe, escaped death along the Keffi- Abuja highway when his convoy was attacked by gunmen.

Three policemen and a civilian were killed in the attack.

The Deputy Governor was on his way to Abuja on an official engagement when the convoy ran into the robbers who were operating few kilometers from Akwanga tuesday evening.

Confirming the incident, spokesman of the Nassarawa Police Command, ASP Usman Samaila, said state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, had led a team of officers to the scene to assess the situation.