FRANCIS NANSAK, LAFIA

The personal assistant to the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Mr. Johnson Dangana, narrowly escaped death on Saturday night when suspected assassins stormed his residence in Keffi.

A source told Hallmark that the attack took place around 12.30am on Sunday and extended into the early hours of the day

He said that Dangana’s security details engaged the armed men in a gun battle that lasted over three hours.

He stated that the hoodlums were not interested in any property or money as they persistently asked for Dangana’s where about.

“At the end of the three-hour gun battle, the policeman on guard duty, one Corporal Musa was killed, while Dangana’s wife was badly tortured by the arm men who claimed that they came for her husband.

“After ransacking the house, they found him in the ceiling and a fight ensued. In the process, he jumped down and escaped through the fence leaving his family in the hands of the suspected killers who brutalised his wife and killed his police detail.”

He claimed that men of the Nigerian Police and Army on patrol got wind of the attack and later engaged the armed men in a gun duel.

It would be recalled that workers of the Federal Medical Centre Keffi have come under serious attack and petitions by anonymous persons, at ridiculing the good services rendered by the medical professionals within the FMC, Keffi.