Ombatse sect’s legal adviser joins APC, says they were deceived into war

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Zamani Allumaga, the legal adviser of the outlawed Ombatse militia group that killed 85 security operatives in Alakyo village of Nasarawa State, has joined the All Progressives Congress in Nasarawa State.

Mr. Allumaga lost the Nasarawa North senatorial district election on the platform of Labour Party.

Mr. Allumaga was indicted by the Justice Joseph Gbadeyan-led commission of inquiry into the Alakyo killings.
Addressing journalists at the government house shortly after his defection in Lafia, Mr. Allumaga claimed that the Ombatse group was deceived into war by their political leaders for selfish reasons.

Mr. Allumaga alleged that the architects of the Ombatse militia group are now seeking elective positions without thinking about the deaths they caused.

He added that the Ombatse crisis had been a political move targeted at the 2015 general elections and not a tribal agenda as alleged by a section of Eggon leaders.

“The moment our leaders jumped the ship without any explanation for abandoning the government of CPC, the Eggon nation began to have problems because we were deceived that the government is after our lives,” he said.

“We were told that we should not vote Almakura because he is going to kill our people. But to our surprise, those beating the drums of war never cared to seek reconciliation for our people to move forward.”

“Our people were made to suffer by our leaders so that they could reap from the future. But we have realized our mistakes and forgiven Almakura for the state to move forward”.

He promised that the Eggon people will massively vote for APC in the gubernatorial elections and that he will personally withdraw the case instituted by Ombatse group over the white paper of the commission of inquiry into the Alakyo killings against the state government.

The Nasarawa State government white paper, which indicted some indigenes of the state for the Alakyo killings, has been all the government has done in response to the killings of the dozens of police officers and State Security Service agents by the group.

No one has been punished by the federal government of Nigeria or the Nasarawa State government over the 2013 attack.


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  • Strong System

    I hope APC will reject all these characters to avoid the mistake made by the pdp

    • bikky

      I think they want to join APC in order to prevent government from looking into that white paper reports so that they wouldn’t be punished by government of APC,you know that PDP didn’t bother to implement that report because they are wine and dinning together. Every evil doers must be punished seriously.

    • Willie2

      Yes, the day APC party will die without a chance of revival is the day APC
      touches or moves near Pastor Adeboye, Pastor Kumuyi or Pastor Oyedepo.
      They are purely very men without any conscience. They stand for nothing.

    • Tonnero

      No worry yourself. These are early days. The wheat will be separated from the chaff when they know there is nothing for them and they will still be prosecuted for their criminal activities in PDP.

  • Robbie

    Diplomatic caution to Britain and U.S.A

    Americans and British people must assess this well. For now they can see it clearly.
    This thing going on in Nigeria is NOT human rights violation, it is just insanity; and,
    insanity is NOT a violation of international law under the United Nations Charter.
    What is going on in Nigeria is not the same as that one in Iraq where Jihadists are
    killing people to from ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE THE LEVANT. In Nigeria,
    the opposite is the case. All Pastors are yearning for ISLAMIC STATE OF NIGERIA.
    Pastor Adeboye has NEVER voiced any opposition to Islamic State. Neither has
    Pastor Kumuyi nor Pastor Oyedepo voiced any opposition to Islamic State of Nigeria.
    There is no need for foreign intervention in Nigeria, forever. Nigeria is only evolving
    as a VOLUNTARY ISLAMIC STATE. It is a peaceful process. No intervention, please!

    • Jones P.

      robbie,

      Mark my word, at full bloom of the Islamic State of Nigeria, the Christians themselves
      will grab Pastor Adeboye, Pastor Kumuyi and Pastor Oyedepo, and beat the hell out
      of them. The three of them are NOT Christians. They have no Holy Spirit inside them.
      We have been saying this thing here for three years now. The time for that showdown
      is now at hand – with the Christians in Lagos under explicit threat of POGROM issued
      by the Muslim Oba Rilwanu Akiolu of Lagos, with Pastors Adeboye, Kumuyi and Oyedepo
      keeping absolutely quiet like the three proverbial monkeys who hear no evil, see no evil,
      and speak no evil. They are only interested in tithes – even as Christians are beheaded.

      • Elijah Moses

        SEE THE TROIKA WHO MAKE UP THE AXIS OF EVIL IN CHRISTIANITY –
        WHO FEED ON THE BLOOD OF CHRISTIANS BEHEADED BY MUSLIMS;
        THE THREE MOST FAKE PASTORS IN WORLD HISTORY WHO ABET
        THE ISLAMIC STATE OF NIGERIA SO AS TO EAT THEIR OWN BREAD.
        THEY FOREVER KEEP SILENT ON GENOCIDAL ATTACK ON CHRISTIANS:

    • Suki

      Did all the Christians in Benue State not vote for Islamist APC too
      – according to Professor Jega’s 2015 election result? That means all
      Christians in Nigeria hate Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible so much
      they can’t wait to have Islamic Sharia law imposed on themselves!

      • Son of Man

        Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from
        God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the
        Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh
        is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus, is not from God.
        This is the spirit of the anti-christ, which you heard was coming and now is
        in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them,
        for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world;
        therefore, they speak from the world, and the world listens to them…

        ………..Holy Bible

        [Ist John 4 1.6]

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    APCs on the LOOSE!!!

    • Tonnero

      Go an hide under a rock and come back in 4 years – that is if you do not end up in jail with your PDP thieves.

  • Dom Nik

    One day those you used Boko Haram to play 2015 politics will confess!

  • Layo

    Killers, kidnappers, ritualist, embezzlers, psycho, retards, militants, all decamping to APC. This is not good at all. I hope Shekau won’t decamp too. I see desperation.

    • Dele Anifowoshe

      Mujahedden Shekahu of Boko Haram decamped to APC yesterday.
      Be careful next time, my friend. You just got what you wished for!!

  • bornagain

    PLEASE EDITOR, I AM A RELIGIOUS FANATIC. I WANT TO SAY MY OWN.
    THESE PEOPLE SAYING OUR PASTORS ARE FAKE SHOULD THINK WELL.
    OUR PASTORS DID NOT START CHURCH TO START FIGHTING JIHADISTS.
    THE PASTORS ARE TOO OLD TO FIGHT ANYTHING – NOT EVEN SMALL CAT.
    THEREFORE, PEOPLE HERE SHOULD BE OBJECTIVE IN THEIR CRITICISMS.
    OUR PASTORS CAN ONLY PRAY – AND RUN IF BOKO HARAM IS COMING NEAR.

    • agaracha

      bornagain:

      You get sense at all? You say your Pastors have power to run 440, but cannot fight?
      Okay now, where do your Pastors get power to run 440, if they cannot fight ordinary cat?

      • Hanky

        Guys, stop fishing for excuses. These Pastors are of no use to society.
        Leadership duty that is self-assumed must be performed. Once you
        announce yourself as an anointed Pastor in Christianity you have the duty
        to find effective ways and means of protecting Christianity as an institution.

        There are older Imams than Pastor Adeboye in northern Nigeria who think better
        and rapidly organise faith defence force of young Muslim devotees.

        If Pastor Kumuyi himself is a slow-thinker to think that way, he is remiss, and no excuses
        need be entered for him as alibi. Not once has Pastor Oyedepo complained that he
        himself is too old to collect tithes and offerings. Age is nonsense talk. We are talking
        about scriptural sense of leadership responsibility here, which these Pastors lack.

        • richard amachree

          Fellow netters:

          If I were one of these Pastors mentioned, and, have been preaching sermons
          every Sunday for 20 to 30 years, and now see my congregation embracing
          Islamic Sharia law as the best for all of Nigerian society, I would remove my
          vestment; wear sackcloth instead, look to the heavens, and declare myself
          a waste of space on the surface of the earth.

          • Fanen Harden

            Let it be known that Fanen Harden DO NOT and WILL NOT UTER UN-TRUE WORDS CONCERNING ANY ORDAIN MAN OF GOD. I DO NOT SPEAK AGAINST GOD’S ANOINTED I PRAYER NEVER TO DO SO. Be it IMAM, PASTOR OR A PROPHET. Pls guys repent of this act i beg of u all. Thank u.

      • ighodalo

        agaracha Don’t mind him. Why does Pastor Adeboye organise necessary
        security in defence for his own personal property and family but feels too old to defend
        Christianity and defend the whole body of Christ? That sounds like confession of sinner.

        • By Popular Demand

          Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from
          God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the
          Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh
          is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus, is not from God.
          This is the spirit of the anti-christ, which you heard was coming and now is
          in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them,
          for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world;
          therefore, they speak from the world, and the world listens to them…

          ………..Holy Bible

          [Ist John 4 1.6]

  • newsbreak

    Breaking News:

    “Former national legal adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,
    Chief Olusola Oke on Wednesday dumped the party for the All Progressives
    Congress (APC). Oke who was the candidate of the party in 2012 governorship in Ondo
    state said his movement to APC is part of the change that is blowing across the country.

    Speaking at the APC party’s secretariat on Oyemekun road in Akure, the state capital,
    Oke said ‎it was a “difficult decision” for him to dump the PDP for the opposition APC in
    the state after several consultations from his close allies. Oke who defected along with
    thousands of his supporters including bigwigs of the PDP across the 18 local governments
    of the state said he had resisted to dump the PDP but now took a tough final decision”.

    • Aladelegan

      Did Olusola Oke believe in PDP up to the 28th March presidential election?
      We must doubt it, since it took him less than two weeks to defect to APC.
      The worst person on earth is a Nigerian politician – the very worst specie!

  • burning spear

    FORMER Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark yesterday condemned in very strong terms, the presentation of Certificate of Commendation by the President of the United States of America, President Barrack Obama to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega.

    Speaking to Journalists yesterday in Abuja, Chief Clark stressed that the presentation of a ‘Certificate of Commendation’ to Jega over the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections March 28th, 2015 with the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly polls yet to be conducted was too hasty,

    Clark who urged the US to leave Nigeria alone, said that Nigeria remains an independent country capable of doing its things, its own way and not according to the dictates of the western world, adding, ” I was surprised that Barack Obama gave Professor Attahiru Jega an award when the elections are still on . Obama should be tactful in handling the affairs of Africa. US should leave us alone, Nigeria is an Independent country. They tried it Egypt, they should not try anything in Nigeria———-WHAT AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT

  • Otile

    Who said that Beelzebub does not hear the prayers of his people? Beelzebub has granted a glowing victories to the Mohammedans. Imam won election despite all odds including old age and lack of genuine certificate. Mujihad Abu Rilwanu Akiolu is emboldened, enraged and about to unleash genocide on Igbo people. Imam Abu Shekau does not threaten anybody anymore, as a matter of fact he has started withdrawing his boys for the front line. Now Islamic Ombatse has joined their political wing APC.

    Today all of them are speaking with one voice, drinking from the same gourd of burukutu. Alhamdu Lilahi.

    • 9ja4Change

      Whether you ppl like it or not, than Mohammadan or Almajiri or Aboki is the PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. Get over your loss and include Gen. Buhari into your future plan. Or join ur myopic self-centered ethnocentric brother in either exile or hit the highway!

    • mr 12

      I do not have the right words to describe you Otile, but for the sake of peace do not bring up anything about the prophet in your statement, ever again! Respect yourself and insult us all you want but keep the name Muhammad out of it. Am begging you for the sake of peace…

  • Abdulazeez Oyibo

    Confession time! Afterwards, punishment!

  • Desmond Blessing

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  • God Arise

    this news to say the least is bereft of any significance. How could a barrister publicly pronounce himself as having been ‘deceived’? What happened to all his legal training? In any case, how can we be sure that he isn’t deceived into this new alliance again? At least, his gullibility is now public knowledge.

  • Sanmi Falae

    Only INTELLIGENT POLITICAL LEADERSHIP can save us in Nigeria and by extension, Africa. In other words, POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IGNORANCE is our ruin in Africa. We see that in Zimbabwe after Mr Mugabe’s 37 year rule, with no concrete legacy to show for it. Oh yes, Ms Grace Mugabe is now asking for a billion dollars to build a university in Mr Mugabe’s remembrance! Please as you know, in Cognitive Science, academic education is not the opposite or antidote of ignorance, as Mr Mugabe ‘supposedly’ has at least five degrees!
    The world’s entire economic- order edifice is constructed by and thus operates on INTELLECTUAL FRAUD. Every socio-economic indication points to the fact that the world-economic-order is massively rigged against Africa. For example, how could we produce over half the world’s raw materials and mineral resources and yet the poorest continent in the world? Nigeria needs a political leadership that is the intellectual equal of Europe’s and America’s or that can counterpoise the West’s intellectual economic onslaughts against Nigeria. The job of Finance ministers is to provide funding for implementation of government policies. In other words, it is government policy that takes kids off the streets into school. It is political intervention that ensures law-makers are not paid inflationary salaries that the national economy cannot sustain etc.
    Sorry Tope but every country that has achieved development did not do so ‘on their own dime’, clearly not America and European countries. You are discounting the critical role of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Colonisation, Fair-Trade, IMF-Word Bank’s Structural Adjustment Policies, Globalisation, Creative Accounting System, and various other unscrupulous, surface active, or solution induced fraudulent economic interventions that Europe and America continue to exploit in Africa for their own development. For example, is there any such a thing as Fair-Trade? No! It is a contradiction in terms that means the same thing as Free-Trade, especially when used in the context of economic interactions between Global North and Global South!
    Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu is an accountant, with wide experience of international and development accounting practices in the USA and Middle East. So he knows how these things work in practice or real-life situations. Plus, we see what the man can practically achieve with his professional qualification and experience on ground in Lagos State. He is not a SECULAR SAINT, let alone a CANONICAL SAINT! But his antecedents are conclusive proof that only the likes of him can save Nigeria and Africa from the death-hold of Europe and America on Africa. Not, with utmost respect, the Buharis and Atikus of this world. It is the job of public intellectuals to tell people nothing but the truth, so that they are responsible for the consequences of their informed choices and decisions. Personally, I am done with the cognitive bias that makes people vote and support politicians who do not have the personal skills to solve their own personal problems, let alone my problems and the problems of my society: Bearing in mind that your life is going nowhere fast, if your problems are not solved. Sorry for the long comment sir. It is an area of personal interest.