Bodies of 25 Missing Policemen in Nassarawa Massacre Found Buried in Mass Grave
Bodies of the 25 policemen earlier declared in the bloody Nassarawa killings by members of the Ombatse cult in Nasarawa State has been found buried in a mass grave in an unnamed village in the state. The discovery of the 25 bodies brings to 72, the total number of policemen killed in the massacre.
Security authorities had earlier confirmed 57 operatives, comprising 47 policemen and 10 agents of the State Security Service (SSS), killed in the ambush that took place on May 7 when they were on a mission to a village in Nasarawa State.
A top police source who confirmed the discovery of the remains of the 25 policemen in a mass grave in an unnamed village said:
“By the time we found the missing policemen, their bodies were already decomposing in a mass grave in the village. It was a gory sight.”
He, however, promised that no efforts and resources would be spared by the police in ensuring that the perpetrators are fished out and prosecuted.
Meanwhile, seven of the suspected Ombatse militants alongs side their charmer has been arrested by security operatives in Borno State while attempting to escape to Niger Republic.
Items recovered from the suspected militants include machets, AK -47 rifle and assorted charms hand sets and others.
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