Nasarawa: 28 Cops Found Alive, Death Toll-PM News, Lagos

By SaharaReporters, New York

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of the central Nigerian state of Nasarawa, on Friday confirmed that the death toll from the 7 May attack on policemen by a militia had risen to 43. Al-Makura gave the revised death toll when he received a delegation from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), who came to help in the search and rescue effort for victims.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Abayomi Akeremale, however confirmed that 28 policemen have been found alive, Akeremale said the 28 policemen were held hostage, but released today.

He said 17 corpses of the slain officers were yet to be recovered, explaining that a total of 93 police men were deployed for the operation out of which 43 were suspected to have been killed.

Akeremale disclosed the arrest of a member of the militia group.

The governor said the ambush on policemen was an act of sabotage by the group, which might have infiltrated the ranks of security operatives in the state.

Al-Makura said prior to the operation, the government made efforts to invite the leader of the group, “but he refused to honour the invitation to explain some of the activities of the sect.”

He said the security agencies had been on the trail of the leader for months and had to take drastic action in order to check the excesses of the group.

“If we leave the group to continue infringing on people’s rights by forcing them to take concoction in order to initiate them into their fold, it would degenerate into a religious crisis.

“That is the justification for the action we took, unfortunately, we were betrayed by saboteurs,” the governor said.

He said the killing was unacceptable and that the government would do all within its power to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Air Commodore Charles Otegbade, Director of Search and Rescue, NEMA, said the team was in the state to assess the situation and report back for proper intervention as well as to provide immediate relief to families of the victims.

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I've got no sympathy for the Nigerian Police-Contd

They are bunch of idiot and moron. Now the jugular boss want to probe the death of his officers. How many probe of such nature has he or Jonathan ordered for Nigerians being killed in the Niger Delta or North East by the like of Dokibo who now become Jonathan's friend or Boko Haram? How I wish I could send this to the clueles IG or Jonathan.

I've got no sympathy for the Nigerian Police

I am not saying this for fun and I don't consider myself wicked too. Before I traveled to England some years ago, this same Nigerian Police element attempted to pick me up at my door step around 8:30pm for wondering. It took the wisdom from above to let me off their hook as I called on my neighbour who was a Professor at UI to come and witness when they are picking me up. Though I knew the man wasn't home but these rodent called police didn't know and because I screamed the man's name the hurridly left me and I rush back to my flat as I had planned to go out to local shop for something. It is the same police that the pollitician or money bag in the society use to harrass other less privileges in the society. They've got no sense of their own and were not trained to settle conflict amicably (conflict management). They believe they can use their gun to kill with impunity. They even call them "Kill and go".

We need to tell this IMF

We need to tell this IMF messanger Scott Roger to get the hell out Nigeria. The same they had been telling Obasanjo for fuel surcharge. We should realise that Nigeria is not advance where you project something and you work towards it. The SAP from Babangida is still fresh. All the profits from the fuel is being transfered to U.S and England. The poor Nigerians lament daily. We need fuel subsidy.

Poor intel poor strategy

No doubt the police did all they could given the situation they found themselves. the capacity of the "enemy" was not known to them, hence direct approach did not work. They should learn to be a little unpredictable.

Gov Almakura has somethings to hide

the Gov is not telling the truth, you sent 93 policemen to arrest one person, there was not crisis in the area, Emir of Lafia invited him on several occasions and he came, any time he was summoned he came, you brought mercenaries from chad, mali to kill eggon people in 17 villages, you didnt see any thing wrong with that, now the police people you sent to go and destroy/ massacre people and nemesis caught on them. 13 trucks of vehicle to arrest one man. haba haba let us tell the truth

This though painful should

This though painful should teach the Nigeria Police a lesson; if the Nigerian populace organise themselves your dane guns won't stand. The politician should also know. You frequently order police at the slightest show of disagreement from the populace. When they decide to rise up, you will have NO ONE to protect you.

Oil my ass

You south-southerners are full of yourselves. If truly you have the gut to break away from Nigera, you better do it now that you one of you as the President. Yorubas don't need your oil money to survive as a matter we have not benefitted anything from the stupid oil. Tell me is it free education, gud road or what? Honesty you be MUMU like ur brother Jonathan.

OMBATSE: A CHRISTIAN TERRORIST CULT

The interview in BBC Hausa service with one of the Ombatse leaders who in his hallucinations and grandiosity compares the activities of his movement to the teachings of Jesus and the ten comandements of Moses clearly shows that they are not in tune with reality just like their character alikes the Boko Haram. Their assertion that an Eggon has to be a Governor in 2015 is a clear testimony that there are political forces supporting them just like the Boko haram fanatics and MEND terrorists.Despite all these we still have a bunch of corrupt, debauched tribalists and cultists like Alhaji Asari Dokubo threatening hell and brimestone if Jonathan and PDP are not rigged back to power in 2015.

A country with confused n selfish leaders that don't fear GOD

Let's grant them AMNESTY too

Bush meat and hunter

Every day for the thief but one day for the owner. Bribery and accidental discharge has reduced the force to such a boy scout that anybody or group can test the capacity of their weapons on, too bad

WHAT, WHO, WHEN, WHY AND HOW

The Nigeria Press did not tell us who Ombatse cult group are. None of the Nigerian newspaper is telling the masses what type of arm was used to kill hundreds of law enforcement agents. Did they use Bomb, Nuclear weapon, or just shooting? If so, was the Law Enforcement Agents on a mission to dislodge the cult members carried cutlass or broom? How did the Ombatse cult group over-power the officers?
In a serious and civilized society, the Newspapers would have analyzed who the Cult members are? How dangerous and what type of arms and ammunition are in their possession? The rule of “5 Ws” in journalism does not matter in this country anymore, that is, WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHEN and HOW? If all these are put together in reporting, our sense of reasoning would be better

LET US TELL OURSELVES THE

LET US TELL OURSELVES THE TRUTH WE HAVE FAILED WOEFULLY AND ABYSMALY AND WE MUST STOP PLAYING THE OSTRICH AND BE IN DENIAL.
AT THE RATE THINGS ARE GOING AND INNOCENT NIGERIANS SLAUGHTERED, THERE MAY BE NO NIGERIAN LIVE WHEN THE MUCH DRUMMED 2015 ARRIVES. THE PRESIDENT MUCH AS A MATTER OF NATIONAL EMMERGENCY CALL A MEETING OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL AND THE COUNCIL OF STATE AND ADDRESS THE FOLLOWINGS

1. DELEARATION OF NATIONAL EMMERGENCY

2. OVERHAULING AND REPOSITIONING OF THE SECURITY AGENCY AND REMOVAL OF THOSE FOUND WANTING.

3. FORMATION OF A NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND SUSPENSION OF THE FAILED NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

4. ANYBODY FOUND NOT UP T THE JOB OF SECURING THE NATION AND THIS INCLUDES THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT MUST GO.

IF WE FAIL TO ACT NOW THIS HAPPENINGS WILL CONSUME OUR NATION

Everyone knows that the

Everyone knows that the Police Chief is Boko Haram agent. We only have those who are true to themselves, those in denial and those unaware or suffering from sheer ignorance. Those in denial are pretenders to "one Nigeria." Nigeria is a deceit and the splitting of the shit country is a must do. Ndigbo are watching with keen interest the outcome of the Uwazurike's trial. Mohammed Adoke is playing with fire. Let him dare us more. Very soon, MASSOB will show boko haram what stuffs we're made of. Very soon...

The worst security and human rights siuation in Nigeria

UNDER GOODLUCK JONATHAN
1st of Ocober 2010; Bombing of eagle square in Abuja by MEND in which Jonathan tried shamelessly to defend his cultists and terrorist brethen. Then subsequent bombing by ? BH terrorrist ? MEND terrorists of UN building,Bombing of IG and police headquaters by BH terrorists. Bombing of Churces and killing of christian and muslim clerics by BH terrorists. More killings in Borno, Yobe and Kano by Both Boko Haram and security agents. Ethno religious cleansing of Hausa Fulani by Christian terrorists in North Central region. Escalation of kidnappings,armed robberies and baby factories especially in the South East.Resumption of terrorists and cult activities by MEND. Reversion to pagan type killings by Jukuns,Eggons, Tarok, Beroms and Katafs. Berom and Kataf in particular reverted to cannibalism. Jonathan is in ept and the senate and house of rep should impeach him for ineptitude.

The catastrophe in Nassarawa

First of all those commenting in this forum who condemend the police should know that it is actually the job of the army to take on heavily armed terrorist.There was intelligence failure by the police and SSS although it is difficult to detect the betrayer who disclosed their operational plans.It is comparable to slaughter of innocent people by a killer squad in the army at Baga who use the opportunity of tackling Boko haram to kill innocents.

naija is dead like old roger

Naija:From a country to a blood-drunk colonialist.

MR. ALMAKURA, HOW COME?

OGA GOVERNOR,YOU SAID IF THESE PEOPLE ARE LEFT UNCHECKED IT WILL CAUSE A RELIGIOUS CRISIS.YOU WERE QUOTED TO HAVE INITIATED YOUR ACTION BECAUSE ACCORDING TO YOU,THESE PEOPLE WERE FORCEFULLY INITIATING BOTH MUSLIM AND XTIANS IN CHURCHES AND MOSQUES,NOW MOST OF THEIR MEMBERS ARE FROM BOTH RELIGION.DONT YOU THINK THERE IS SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT TELLING THE PEOPLE.HOW CAN YOU ON YOUR OWN DEPLOY THAT NUMBER OF SECURITY FORCES WITHOUT DUE AUTHORISATION FROM ABOVE? I THINK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST PAINSTAKINLY LOOK AT THE INTRIGUES THAT IS PLAYING OUT BETWEEN THE GOVERNOR AND THE EGGON PEOPLE HAVING IN MIND THAT 2015 IS AROUND THE CORNER AND ALSO BEARING IN MIND WHAT ROLES THE GOVERNOR PLAYED IN THE RECENT CRISIS BETWEEN THE EGGONS AND THE FULANIS.IT WILL BE UNACCEPTABLE FOR ANY HASTY ACTION TO BE TAKEN AGAINST THESE PEOPLE WITHOUT HEARING THEIR OWN SIDE OF THE STORY.

When nigerian protested for

When nigerian protested for the sake of the populace.The zombies shot and killed as ordered from the politicians. An example is the mass protest during fuel surcharge. When Sylva, tinubu , Igbinedor, Akala, Dimeji stole billions and bought jets. The zombies protect them. When police pension was stolen. The zombies protect the thief. Now zombies are being ambushed and killed who will protect the zombies?

Laws Are Been Set

Exactly what the Ombatse's did that is considered a crime is what muslims have been doing in the North. They kidnap children, especially girls, give them concoctions, force them into dening their parents, adopting muslim parents. It is the same muslims that kill their relatives whenever they renounce Islam. Is this not a cultish behavior?
What is good for... Is also good for...
Nigerian lawyers, is up to you. You wll not be famous by enmassing money but by the little sacrificial humanitarian act you do!

re:akpos

who is afraid for Nigeria to split. Tou are just a coward. If Nigeria split it is you people from the south-south that will go into endless war because of your greed and selfishness.

Nigerian police

it is very sad for a nation as big as nigeria to loose such a number of police personnels in just the arrest of a single suspect.the questions that comed to mind are:did the police not use dialogue as afirst option.was there no thought as police intelligence of a possible ambush.how sophisticated are the firearms of the cult group.these and many such questions come to mind.nigerian police please wakeup from ur slumber

PAINFULL DEATHS

Sleep wahala. http://goo.gl/ZoX7t

Nigeria Police is clueless &

Nigeria Police is clueless & embarrassment to their job. That is why the Police did not have the boldness & bravery to rescue their colleagues, leaving the rescue operation for NEMA.Instead,that thing called IGP was grumbling & comparing his salary with that of other security chiefs while his police cannot secure the lives of his police held hostage.what makes the IGP think that he is due for good salary while police jobs is done by the military,sss,ndlea,efcc,icpc,nscdc etc.Where were police when BH attacked FHQs in Abuja & Zonal HQTS in Kano.The IGP thinks going about displaying camouflage is enough to make good policing.IGP YOU ARE A COWARD,THE NEXT THING WHEN YOU ARE SACKED, IS TO RUN AWAY & START LOOKING FOR A COUNTRY THAT WILL GRANT YOU REFUGEE STATUS LIKE YOUR PREDECESSOR.It is high time Nigeria Police is scraped off. THEY ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT TO THE SOCIETY,OUR TAXES IS JUST BEEN WASTED ON THESE RODENTS CALLED POLICE

Naija Jornalists!

Reporting at it's worst!

Verily verily I say un2u, Nigeria is nt a country bt a continent

The North wants independence. Its own country.

The East wants is to go

The South South wants to go

What about the West? UNDECIDED? Yes. No. .... They want one Nigeria...they don't mind boko haram's killings...they would rather invite them to Lagos for merger meetings...they would rather want power to go back to the North so that boko haram can stop. Nonsense!

We know continent Nigeria is gone. Gone forever. The countries in it MUST discover themselves. No more free oil from my soil & building Abuja & Lagos at the expense of Isoko, Ogoni, Anambra, Ijaw, Edo, Efik etc Lands. Impossible. Never again. Resource control is now & forever. Hang if u dont like my comments. Spiuuuuusssssshhhhh....

JUST ONE MEMBER OF THE CULT ARRESTED?

The routing of the Nigerian police officers by a rag tag cult needs some explanation?what kind of fire power did they unleash to so easily overwhelm a contingent of 93 armed police men and what type of training did they have?
To add salt to injury just a member of the cult has been arrested.A few under cover cops with good intelligence information would have been a better option why on earth did 93 officers go for the arrest of a single individual.
The loss of our officers is painful and they must be answered for,Nigerians demand an explanation.

Who Are They

Who are these 'Sect' again; are they Boko Haram or their affiliate?
God help Nigeria.

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