- Nasarawa has been placed on curfew as violence triggers with one more dead in new clashes
by Ameh Comrade Godwin
Baba Alakyo, the spiritual leader of the Ombatse, an Eggon group, has been reportedly killed alongside the village head in an early morning raid on Alakyo, near Lafia, Nasarawa State on Sunday.
Recall that Alakyo is the village where about 74 security operatives were ambushed and killed on May 7, 2013.
Barrister Zachary Zamani Allumaga, Legal Adviser of the Ombatse group which has been proscribed by the state government, said information available to him incdicated that Baba Alakyo and the village head of Alakyo were killed in the raid, which he blamed on the Fulani.
He said: “From the information we have received, Baba Alakyo was killed”.
He said Fulani gunmen stormed Alakyo from four directions, killed scores and burnt properties.
Villagers said the raid was carried out at about 5:30 am, taking the villagers by surprise.
Residents told newsmen that the Fulani militia also burnt down four brand new Toyota Hilux vans.
Allumaga, the Ombatse leader, alleged that the Fulani came from Wamba, a neighbouring local government area.