Al-Makura vows to prosecute Ombatse militia, sponsors

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Thursday promised to ensure the prosecution of members of the Ombatse militia and their sponsors over the killings of innocent of lives and destruction of property in the state.

Al-Makura, who stated this in Lafia while briefing newsmen, promised not to relent until justice was done.

“We will go to the logical conclusion in bringing the culprits to book.

“We will go through the right process and make sure whoever is involved, even if you have immunity, we will wait for the period of the immunity to expire and then, we will get back to you.”

According to him, dropping name will not help them because his administration is passionate about bringing to book people who have given the entire citizens of this state sleepless night.

The governor said that the most challenging thing before him was how to deal with ”these criminals.

“How I stand up to Ombatse is my biggest challenge and no matter how they run, no matter how highly placed is their leaders, I most bring them to book”.

“If that is the only thing I will do, I will do it so that I can give my people some kind of sense of peace, sense of protection and sense of security.

“If these people are thinking they are going to destabilise me or unsettle me by this sporadic criminal activities, attacking innocent people, innocent tribes, will weaken my nerves, that will strengthen my nerve.

“I am here first and foremost as governor to ensure that every citizen of this state is protected; that is my most important responsibility.” (NAN)

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