More details are emerging of the police casualty in Tuesday’s crisis in Nasarawa as the police have confirmed the death of 30 of its officials.
The Nasarawa State Governor had told reporters at the State House Abuja on Wednesday that 20 policemen were killed by members of a sect in the state known as the “Ombatse” militia group at Assakio Village, about 10 kilometres from Lafia, the state capital.
Mr. Al-Makura said the policemen were on lawful duty to dislodge the militia when they were killed.
The Police Commissioner in Nasarawa, Abayomi Akeremale, on Thursday told journalists that the casualty figure has increased to 30.
PREMIUM TIMES learnt from top security sources that among the casualty is an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, in State, identified as ACP Mohammed Momoh.
The Nasarawa police spokesperson could not confirm Mr. Momoh’s death but said he was missing.
The Directorate of State Security also said it has deployed a search and rescue team to determine fatalities of its operatives involved in the operation.
More details later…
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