Soldiers Gun Down 10 Ombatse Militia Men In Nasarawa

By Godwin Agwam

Atleast 10 youths suspected to be members of the outlawed Ombatse militia were on Tuesday killed by soldiers in Akwanga, Nasarawa State.

The military men who were in 11 hilux vehicles were said to be travelling toAbuja when they ran into the irate Eggon youths who blocked the Akwanga federal highway for unknown reasons.

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It was gathered that the military pleaded with the militias to open theroad but their pleas fell on deaf ears.

This, it was learnt, prompted the soldiers to engage in a gun battlewith the militia groupwhich lost about ten men in the process whilea soldier was injured.

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The military men also arrested at least two of the young Eggon youths whom they took to the Government House, Lafia, the state capital.

Like victorious troops who just won a battle, the military men matched victorious, chanting war songs,to the Government House where they handed over the two arrested militia members to the state governor, Umaru Tanko Al – Makura

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The soldiers, however, barred journalist from taking pictures of the youths.

Governor Al-Makura who was just returning from his journey overseaspromised to address the issue tomorrow.

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