Jos - The Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr Clark Dabwan, has escaped an attack by armed robbers in Bukuru, near Jos.
The Commissioner of Police in Plateau, Mr Chris Olakpe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Wednesday that four other persons were however, not as lucky as they narrowly escaped with various degrees of injuries.
"Those injured have been treated and discharged," he added.
He said that policemen rushed to Crudan Guest Inn at Sabon Barki, the scene of the attack, immediately they received a distress call and that they had to cordon off the area.
"We cordoned off the scene but did not arrest any of the suspects as they escaped just before the arrival of my men."
Olakpe called on members of the public to provide information that would lead to the arrest of the attackers, promising that such information would be treated with utmost confidentiality.
Meanwhile, the office of the speaker has issued a statement, condemning the attack and thanking God for the safety of the speaker.
The statement signed by the Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mrs Nandak Chingle, said that the attack took place on Tuesday night.
The statement confirmed that the Speaker escaped unhurt.
"On Tuesday, Feb. 19 at about 10 p.m., armed bandits attacked Crudan Guest Inn, Sabon Barki, where the speaker, along with some church ministers were undertaking a retreat.
"Some people were injured during the attack in which the robbers carted away several personal effects belonging to individuals," the statement said.
Dabwan decried the spate of armed robberies that had bedevilled the state in recent times and called on security operatives to be alive to their duties.