Posted by News Express | 18 September 2013 | 4,100 times
The Nigerian Government has had enough of the carnage in North-Central Nasarawa State. Psenresident Goodluck Jonathan has, therefore, ordered immediate deployment of troops to the troubled state.
The Director, Army Public Relations Department, Brigadier General Ibrahim Attahiru, told journalists in Abuja the troops, will join the police to stem the tide of violence in the state.
Nasarawa has hardly enjoyed peace in the past few months but the situation degenerated last Friday following clashes between two ethnic groups.
An unknown number of people have died while several thousand others were displaced after their houses were razed in the violence now in its sixth day.
Yesterday, News Express reported a call by Nasarawa lawmakers for the declaration of emergency in the troubled parts of the state.
Nasarawa has been in the news for the wrong reasons since a local cult group known as Ombatse ambushed and killed over 100 policemen and officers of the State Security Service (SSS) on their way to answer a distress call.
•Photo shows President Jonathan.
No comments yet. Be the first to post comment.