Ombatse Militia Attacks Gov.Al-Makura’s Convey By Rabiu Omaku, Lafia
- Opens Fire Intermittently For 10 Minutes
The convey of governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state was on Monday evening attack by gunmen suspected to be members of the Ombatse militia group.
A competent source who was in the entourage unfolded this to our reporter that gunmen assumed to be Eggon guerrilla fighters lay a siege on the advancing convey of the chief executive of Nasarawa state who was returning from Awe Local Government during an inspection visit.
Our reporter gathered that the gunmen who positioned themselves in maize, sugar cane farms along the highway indulged in intermittent firing, which persisted for 10 minutes, The action of the dear devils militia drew the attention of security agents in the convoy of the Governor.
It was revealed that all the occupants in the vehicle of Government House Press Crew including other vehicles in the convoy were in disarray during the ensuing battle, The escalating spate of open fire forced the Governor’s convey to take to make a U-turn to Awe.
Armed soldiers in the convoy, It was learnt insisted that the entourage should further advance, This compelled the soldiers to involved in a gun duel that lasted for barely 15 minutes, As at press time no casualty was recorded on the side of the soldiers.
The route from Mararaban Akunza-Angwan Mamman, Daddere,Tudun Adubu,Obi,Awe road is a death trap for commuters plying it, The road since the emergence of Ombatse in the state has consumed many lives including non-indigenes.
It could be recalled that two persons confirmed to be non-indigent was butchered by Eggon militia group along Obi-Tudun Adubu at the heat of the malevolent violence leading to the death of a Branch Manager of micro finance bank and two others on their way to Keana to attend a wedding ceremony.
The recent happenings on Obi-Awe federal highway are a litmus test that activities of men of the underworld continue to thrive even the watchful eyes of the security operatives.
As gathered to a close source who was in the convoy, the Governor specifically instructed that the incident be not reported, in the media, and that is why the issue has not been reported since Monday when it happened.
The State Police Public Relation Officer ASP Numan when contacted on phone debunked any knowledge of such happenings the report.