THE Nasarawa State House of Assembly has raised the alarm over the emergence of a ‘New Ombatse’ cult group in Nasrawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state.
The dreaded Ombatse cult was responsible for the killing of 73 security operatives in May, 2013 according to the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura, to probe the incident.
Speaking on the floor of the House, the member, representing Nasarawa Eggon East constituency, Honourable Mohammed Agah Muluku, informed the assembly of the reemergence of the new cult group.
He explained that “Nasarawa State is set to witness yet another round of blood bath if nothing is done to curb the reemergence of Ombatse group.”
The lawmaker noted that “it is true that all Ombatse are from the Eggon extraction but not all Eggon are members of Ombatse cult group.”
He said although, leaders in the area are holding security meeting on the issue, security agencies should redouble their effort to halt its emergence.
Also speaking, the deputy speaker of the House, Honourable Godiya Akwashiki, condemned those trying to fan the embers of violence through the new group, calling on security agencies to act with immediate effect.
On his part, the speaker of the House, who sent the assembly’s resolution to the governor, called for urgent attention to the issue.
“Never again should we allow blood letting to reign in our land, never again should people be displaced from their homes, the time to act is now”, he said.