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Lafia Killings: Sen Ewuga pledges to submit report to the Senate soon

By HENRY UMORU

ABUJA — SENATOR Solomon Ewuga, representing  Nasarawa North in Nasarawa State, yesterday, said he would soon present his report on the alleged massacre of over over 90 security operatives at Lakyo village, near Lafia, capital of Nasarawa State, to the Senate.

Ewuga told Vanguard on the telephone that he had visited the scene of the incident and carried out a research on the development, saying that the Upper Chamber would be informed about what actually transpired in the village.

Asked if he would broker peace talks between the Ombatse group which reportedly carried out the attack and the state government, Ewuga said he would not comment further on the matter.

The Ombatse cultists were said to have attacked policemen said to be on a mission to arrest their 76 year old leader, Baba Lakyo, and recover arms said to be in his possession.

However, Senator Ewuga on Wednesday paid a visit to the spiritual head, Ala Agu at Lakyo Village in Nasarawa South Local Council, who denied responsibility for the killing of the security men in his village on May 7.

Ala Agu said that he was not on the run as being speculated, as he was yet to receive any police invitation.

He noted that information reaching him revealed that the policemen and other operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, were instructed to come and kill him, adding: “I am grateful for your coming, senator. I am very, very grateful for your coming. Even if the senator did not come here, I had intended to go and see him in his house but since he is here, I am very grateful.

“It is the state governor that asked the people (police officers) to come here and arrest me, cut my head and take my head to him. When they came, because they were themselves drunk, my god did not allow them to come to me and they died on the way. The question I ask is, has the governor ever invited me and I refused to go? But he sent people to come and kill me and destroy Lakyo as a whole. That is just what it is.”


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