The Nasarawa State Police Command said it has uncovered plans by the resurgent Ombatse militant group to attack Assakio in Lafia local government and Daddere in Obi local government areas of the state. The Ombatse militant group which was proscribed and indicted by theJustice Joseph Gbadeyan led- Judicial Commission of Enquiry for being responsible for the killings of about 70 security operatives, who were on a lawful duty at Alakyo village on 7th May 2013, were also responsible for the communal crises that claimed several lives and property in the state.
Nasarawa State Police Commissioner, Abubakar Sadiq Bello, revealed this during a security meeting held with the Aren Eggon, HRH Bala Abene Angbazu, at his palace in Nasarawa Eggon. CP Bello said that the Ombatse militants had perfected plans to simultaneously attack Dadare and Assakio communities on Saturday, 13 August, 2016.
Consequently, he told the Aren Eggon that he was in his palace to seek for his royal support towards nipping the envisaged skirmishes in the bud. The commissioner said: “I am here in your palace to seek for your royal support to nip the planned attacks on Dadare and Assakio villages in the bud and to also bring to your attention that some Eggon youths are planning to reintroduce Ombatse militia in the state.” Read more