Ombatse Traditionalists: Police Killed Our Nine Members Before We Killed 95 Of Them

By SaharaReporters, New York

A man who admits to be an Ombatse traditional religionist in Nassarawa State has told SaharaReporters their group killed 95 policemen today, nearly four times the 23 the police have admitted.  

Earlier, Abayomi Akeremale, the State Police Commissioner, said, "The Ombatse gunmen opened fire on our men, killing 23 and burning them," Nassarawa state police chief said, adding that 17 officers remain missing.

Akeremale said the security forces decided to arrest some Ombatse leaders after they receive reports they were embarking on forced conversions in the village of Elakyo, near Lafia, the Nassarawa capital.

Speaking through an interpreter on the phone, the traditional religionist denied shooting at the policemen, saying his groupresponded only with machetes and knives, not bullets, and only after the police had killed nine of their members. 

Denying that they have been committing force conversions in mosques and churches, he said the policemen arrived in 12 patrol trucks and opened fire on his group.

“We were in our place performing our rites, when our members alerted us that police may come for our father and leader,” he said.  “Suddenly that day, the armed police came with guns and we say what happened? They did not answer us but started spraying teargas on us and killed nine of our members. In return for self defence we killed 95 of them, we have no guns it was machetes that we used in defending ourselves and eventually killed them. There is nothing like gun attacks.”

On attacking mosques and churches, the sect member, first pointing out he has not been instructed to speak, denied the reports.  

“We don’t do that,” he told our reporter.  “Our group is serious about morality, we are against liquor and don’t harbour it, no sleeping with men and no stealing. We are on our own seeking protection for our own people, and the police just entered us.”
 

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I think you are talking

I think you are talking sense. How long have this group been known to be fighting security forces of Nigeria. If boko haram can be given amnesty for killing abt 3000 innocent people and civilians, burning churches, police stations and barracks for over 10 yrs, then ombatse' case shouldnt be a security risk for Nigeria. Why are people calling for the head of ombatse? There should equally be a unanimous call for ombatse from the north as well.

Ombatse jonathan brodas and his freind MAKU

ombatse they are from nasarawa state and the from the tribe of minister of information which is mr Labaran Maku thats why since the things happen he never said any becouse he knew that the money that he gave to his tribe to buy guns and cuttlas to kill some tribe like Alago,kwaro,Gwandara,fulani the fight that even know they are still fighting,and you know how maku used to support mr president then how the tribe of maku and ewuga will hazard by POLICE MEN'S

police souls gone so soon

To arrest just one person a whole company's of arms police? It is a set up, who gave the information about the initiation and who revealed the secret to the ombatse group. Govt should question Nasarawa he brain behind this because I have never heard of mosques and churches burnt for the sake of traditional belief in Nasarawa state. My dear people of Eggon land please respect the rules of laws and don't killed. Respect every uniform man. Our state is not a boko haram nor criminal state, Table your problem to appropriate authority for solutions May the soul of lost ones rest in peace.

cultism and terrorism and security in Nigeria

Cult activities has been going on in Southern Nigeria subtly in cities, towns and instittions. This includes Ogboni reformed fraternity, Okija shrine and Egbessu cult. The terrorist activities started by MEND and NDVF under leadership of terrorists like Alhaji Asari Dokubo, Jomo Gbomo etc emboldened activities of cults like Egbessu.The 1st Ocober 2010 terrorists bomb by MEND which Okah told us Jonathan knew about fired fanatical groups like Boko Haram to escalate bombing and killings. Some believe BH is an outfit of PDP just like MEND and NDVF.Unfortunately, the contagion has affected some Northern tribes who reverted to paganism like Berom, Tarok, Kataf, Jukun and Eggon.While Eggon is practising cultism, Berom and Kataf reverted to cannibalism after killing Hausa Fulani.

@'RE; BUHARI CREATED AND GROOMED BOKO HARAM &' BY YUSUF BICHI

During the presidential election, Buhari and his henchmen promised hell on earth if they were not declared the winners whether by fair or crook means. Is it any wonder then that the owl hooted in the night and the child died in the morning? Conviction is based on evidence beyond reasonable doubt. If you have any modicum of evidence that Pres. Jonathan and the PDP are financing these two groups, it will be be of much interest if u brought such evidence to the public. Speculation, just like suspicion, cannot ground a conviction no matter how compelling it may be. Your accusation, which lacks proof, is still in the realm of wild speculation.
It is perfidious of you to forget how Gumi gloated over the death of the former NSA and then Kaduna state Governor which acts he attributed to divine justice as the duo, according to him, were plotting to eliminate the muslims. If the PDP killed them, then it was the muslim wing of PDP which did it.
Nigeria will exist without Buhari.

Amnesty for Ombatse

@ Olarenwaju, why don't you read between the lines before you disparrage others. Amnesty should be given to the murderers in Egon too.

@'KEN MANI,CULT GROUPS ARE CHRISTIANS ETC' BY SANUSI YARADUA

I have read the names of the 6 front-liners of this group and they are all islamic thus betraying their dubious origin. They claim that they had their revelation in the dream to form the cult. This ties in with the islamic concept of wahy which holds that a muslim can communicate with allah through dreams. That is just where the group got their orders from. Islam has everything to do with cultism and magic. What are the sufics? Some muslims say that they are cultists. On magic, an islamic publication:'Magic and Satanic Influences', has this to say:"AS FOR THE OTHER TERMS OF MAGIC WHICH EMPLOYS WORDS OR ACTIONS OR OTHER ELEMENTS TO WHICH THE SHARI'AH DOES NOT OBJECT, THEN IT IS PERMISSIBLE ON CONDITION THAT IT IS NOT USED FOR A PURPOSE WHICH THE SHARI'AH FORBIDS.
"SOME JURISTS, HOWEVER, ALLOW ONE TO LEARN MAGIC FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING MUSLIMS FROM HARM, BUT ONE MUST NOT TRY TO LEARN MORE THAN IS NECESSARY". Having been rejected severally, Buhari is now political history.

Matters of security

Yes, those who lives by sword die by ..,
Better tel that to the living among the npf guys. They have become so intoxicated with the murderous, chilly blood games on the innocents that they hardly see caution and decency as professional ethics.
How are we even sure it was not another attempt to creat a scenario close to or worst than BH and then hijack it to BAGALIZE the region?

RE: BUHARI CREATED AND GROOMED BOKO HARAM & OMBATSE

One nice thing with internet is that all sorts of senseless, mindless, conscienceless, ignorant and illiterates can make all kinds of stupid comments,thinking that everybody else is as idiot as they are. A good example of such idiots is you Ken Mani with your stupid comments!!!

@ Ken Mani : Where's @ Deri today ...mortuary abi?

@ Ken Mani:
The shortest cut to the mortician is to make Buhari your nightmare. Who cares how old he is, can you also tell us the true age of your Otuoke clown? Keep blabbing from the gutter, you will never fit into late Deri's shoes, they're too wet for your slimy aborigine toes. Idiot. The topic is how come talismen killed ten (10) NPF officers for every cultist the police gunned down? A ratio 1:10 in favour of the Baba Alawos is our cause for concern, not the age of Buhari or Mugabe. Reality check across the globe shows your mumu is also Too Old to continue ruining Naija, he's certainly mentally unfit.

Fact remains, those police goons went out of their way to Arrest the cult leader only to meet their waterloo. Let them not kill another "Yusuf" and start a second war front when they've not contained the Bokos they triggered. Cowards!

My friend u r talking out

My friend u r talking out point. Is Ombatse mayhem done by islam. any bad thing that happen in the this u people just lash on islam and muslims. does that mean that all non muslims are saints. we have bad eggs every where even in your own family u have bad ones. but anything bad in nigeria today is caused by muslims. why cant we be constructive and objective in all our criticisms. you people dont blame the federal government for lack of responsibility for its lack of adhrence to what is happening in this country. if they cant protect the citizens let them resign pls.stop been sentimental pls. islam does not harbour criminality pls. we dont accept killing innocent lives.

RE: BUHARI CREATED AND GROOMED BOKO HARAM & MBATSE

well, if Buhari created and groomed Boko Haram and Mbatse, how comes Jonathan and PDP is financing them? How comes they killed the former NSA just because he opened up said PDP and GEJ are the BH? Then are you now telling me that GEJ created millitant group who are still killing security egencies despite the amnesty to win election? No matter how old, every one knows Buhari is far better that that man with fish brain who is still in support of ethnic terrorist group. Now I want you to explain the Dokubo Asari's statement. You guys think every one is as mad as you are. Time will tell.

Your brother said it is either GEJ or no Nigeria, well we are saying the reverse. Once it is GEJ, then we knw that no more hope for Nigeria, period!!!

@Kwokanu:when the barin dead Umaru Y'Adua controlled u're happy

Nasarawa State is actually the den or cradle of Islamic terrorism - including Boko Haram. It had been peaceful owing to the fact that terrorists would only hid in Nasarawa State, while coordinating attacks against innocent citizens in other parts of the North of Nigeria.
And all the Local government councilors, chairmen, State legislative, and the Nasarawa state governors are liable, and Not the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Nigeria is practicing a presidential system of Democratic Government which Consist of: The Executive, Legislative and the Judiciary at the National Level; with full authority- supported by divisional police officers in every district of the each local government area in Nasarawa State of Nigeria; and not only the president as you have erroneously believed and now written. The President Leads, and not rules, by establishing plan of national development and security budgets and implementation.

@anonymous: This ugly trend that is fast gaining grounds in...

Nasarawa State is actually the den or cradle of Islamic terrorism - including Boko Haram. It had been peaceful owing to the fact that terrorists would only hid in Nasarawa State, while coordinating attacks against innocent citizens in other parts of the North of Nigeria.
And all the Local government councilors, chairmen, State legislative, and the Nasarawa state governors are liable, and Not the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Nigeria is practicing a presidential system of Democratic Government which Consist of: The Executive, Legislative and the Judiciary at the National Level; with full authority- supported by divisional police officers in every district of the each local government area in Nasarawa State of Nigeria; and not only the president as you have erroneously believed and now written. The President Leads, and not rules, by establishing plan of national development and security budgets and implementation.

@ Hocus:How do you want GEJ prove He's in Charge in Nasarawa?

@ Hocus:How do you want GEJ prove He's in Charge in Nasarawa? Nasarawa State is actually the den or cradle of Islamic terrorism - including Boko Haram. It had been peaceful owing to the fact that terrorists would only hid in Nasarawa State, while coordinating attacks against innocent citizens in other parts of the North of Nigeria.
And all the Local government councilors, chairmen, State legislative, and the Nasarawa state governors are liable, and Not the Federal Government of Nigeria.Nigeria is practicing a presidential system of Democratic Government which Consist of: The Executive, Legislative and the Judiciary at the National Level; with full authority- supported by divisional police officers in every district of the each local government area in Nasarawa State of Nigeria; and not only the president as you have erroneously believed and now written.

KEN MANI, CULT GROUPS ARE CHRISTIANS GROUPS NOT BUHARI'S GROUPS

Ken Namani wherever you hear 'cult group' it is from Christianity. Didn't you hear the name of their leader? His name is a Christian name. Why and how Christian oriented groups become Moslem group? Islam has nothing to do with cultism or magic. Ken Namani,you are lost due to sheer hatred of Buhari and love for Jonathan and this cannot affect Buhari and his political popularity against your useless rascal. Boko Haram is your creation to continue ruling which can never happen.

Look,we have no regard for

Look,we have no regard for police at all.are they not human being or are they not having family.de federal govt look down on dis issue and said they shld get them mass burial.when Dana incident happened are they not burned beyound recognition why not giving them mass burial.if all the family of this dead police men stand for any action de best result could be war.if we want best from police then we shld take them along with us.their wife and children are now going to face hungry now becouse of poor funding.no one among them can bost of saving one month salary tell me how will de family survive this calamity ahead.GOD help the poor and need in this country.

Nigerian police under threat

Now that the police in Nigeria is being wiped out on a daily basis and no solution seem to be in sight,l think it is high time the Nation had a rethink for a time is coming when every policeman will rather sit at home than to allow his wife and children be without a bread winner.

Give Ombatse Amnesty

Amnesty committee should be set up forthwith to look into the modalities of how the Ombatse will be integrated into the society.
President Jonathan pls act fast

AMNESTY!!!

Yes o. Please give this new group amnesty too.

Up GEJ!

i think you are either sick

i think you are either sick or you hav no feeling for loss of human lives at all. how could you jst jump into conclusion lyk dat. cant you read? about 95 security operatives killed by ds militant group! if the group isn't a criminal one, wuld d security agents hav mobilized en mass to their shrine?? dt idiot speaking to SR is only trying to justify d crminal action of d cultists. the security men were brutally murdered and burnt beyond recognition. remembr, they were also Nigerians and they hav family too. they are only working to keep this country safe. agreed som policemen are bad, bt should dt mak us wish all policemen dead? the dead cops are ordinary nigerians who found themselves in d job cos they want to mak ends meet...pls exercise som level of human sympathy. ds criminals shld be dealt with decisively jare.....mstchwwwww

Time shall tell..

Those who live by the sword die by the sword.. those killers at nassarawa ur day of reckoning will come.. Nigeria has become complacent, when police men are killed, nobody raises hell or talks of human rights. Are police men ghosts? They are nigerians lik everyone else...

GEJ's

Who said GEJ is weak? It seems Nwa you are out of touch with realities. What is happening in Nigeria is nothing to bother yourself, GEJ is fully in control. Haven't you seen our able president cut short his state visit just to come control the situation? Our president keep on with good works you are doing including a secured Nigeria, Un-interrupted power supply, good roads, adequate fuel supply etc. We will continue to support you till you realise your 2015 dream and by 2019 we will amend the constitution to enable you continue with another term. Just count on our Heroes, E. Clark, Tony A., A. Dokuboh, Tampolo, etc

GEJ's

Who said GEJ is weak? It seems Nwa you are out of touch with realities. What is happening in Nigeria is nothing to bother yourself, GEJ is fully in control. Haven't you seen our able president cut short his state visit just to come control the situation? Our president keep on with good works you are doing including a secured Nigeria, Un-interrupted power supply, good roads, adequate fuel supply etc. We will continue to support you till you realise your 2015 dream and by 2019 we will amend the constitution to enable you continue with another term. Just count on our Heroes, E. Clark, Tony A., A. Dokuboh, Tampolo, etc

A solution afar

Since the ombatse group has anti-bullet charms we need them to help us at Maiduguri contain the destabilising act of terror of BH, or better still let them charmed our police men before we send them to maiduguri, a solution has finally come home.we don't need another terror God.

GEJ's Good Works

Who said GEJ is weak? It seems Nwa you are out of touch with realities. What is happening in Nigeria is nothing to bother yourself, GEJ is fully in control. Haven't you seen our able president cut short his state visit just to come control the situation? Our president keep on with good works you are doing including a secured Nigeria, Un-interrupted power supply, good roads, adequate fuel supply etc. We will continue to support you till you realise your 2015 dream and by 2019 we will amend the constitution to enable you continue with another term. Just count on our Heroes, E. Clark, Tony A., A. Dokuboh, Tampolo, etc

Time shall tell..

Those who live by the sword die by the sword.. those killers at nassarawa ur day of reckoning will come.. Nigeria has become complacent, when police men are killed, nobody raises hell or talks of human rights. Are police men ghosts? They are nigerians lik everyone else...

time will tell

Those who live by the sword die by the sword.. those killers at nassarawa ur day of reckoning will come.. Nigeria has become complacent, when police men are killed, nobody raises hell or talks of human rights. Are police men ghosts? They are nigerians lik everyone else...

time will tell

Those who live by the sword die by the sword.. those killers at nassarawa ur day of reckoning will come.. Nigeria has become complacent, when police men are killed, nobody raises hell or talks of human rights. Are police men ghosts? They are nigerians lik everyone else...

GEJ's Good Works

Who said GEJ is weak? It seems Nwa you are out of touch with realities. What is happening in Nigeria is nothing to bother yourself, GEJ is fully in control. Haven't you seen our able president cut short his state visit just to come control the situation? Our president keep on with good works you are doing including a secured Nigeria, Un-interrupted power supply, good roads, adequate fuel supply etc. We will continue to support you till you realise your 2015 dream and by 2019 we will amend the constitution to enable you continue with another term. Just count on our Heroes, E. Clark, Tony A., A. Dokuboh, Tampolo, etc

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