Sunday, 26 May 2013

Ombatse Massacre: Tears At Funeral Service Of Slain SSS Officers | Sahara Reporters



By SaharaReporters, New York

Tears flowed freely at the headquarters of State Security Service (SSS) in Abuja as ten fallen officers who died under mysterious circumstances during an operation against a cult group (Ombatse) at Eggon Village in Nasarawa State recently were honoured with candle light procession.

The atmosphere at the venue of the funeral service was tense and pathetic as relatives, friends and colleagues  of the deceased wept profusely.

 The Director General of the Service, Chief of Defence Staff, National-Security  Adviser, Director General of NIA, Representative of Police, Corps Marshal, FRSC,  Commandant General,  Civil Defence Corps, Senate Leader, Minister of State for FCT, and others attended the event.

They extolled the virtues and courage displayed by the gallant officers   in the course of their duty.

The speakers vowed that the demise of the slain officers would not be in vain and promised that the government would ensure that the perpetrators of the dastardly act are brought to justice.

They called on officers of the service to summon courage and not be deterred by the unfortunate incident.

Speaking earlier at the occasion,  Director General of the Service, Ita Ekpenyong vowed that it is the enemies that would raise white flag but not the service. He said that the perpetrators have murdered sleep and would not have peace for the rest of their lives.

Ekpenyong expressed regret that moles have infiltrated the rank and file of Nigeria Police and other security agencies in the country which led to the untimely death of their men.

It would be recalled that about 45 security operatives lost their lives in Nasarawa State when troops sent to arrest the leader of a deadly cult  were ambushed and slaughtered by militiamen in the area.

The security operatives which comprised of officers of Nigeria Police, State Security Service (SSS) and Civil Defence Corps were all murdered in a cold blood on their way to the villag





Ombatse Massacre: Tears At Funeral Service Of Slain SSS Officers | Sahara Reporters

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