The Nigerian Police say they have arrested two policemen that leaked operational details of the Force to members of a militia which led to the death of over 43 Policemen who were on a mission to arrest members of the deadly cult known as Ombatse in Alakyo village in Nasarawa state (North Central Nigeria)
The militia were said to have ambushed the policemen and a few members of the state security service SSS, killing and burning their bodies in the process.
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Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State, Abayomi Akeremale, has however disclosed that the two traitors have been arrested.
Parading the suspects in Government House, Lafia, around 4:30pm on Friday, Akeremale said one of the policemen simply identified as Corporal Enugu, was arrested after a team of detectives monitored his behavior since the day of the ill-fated operation.
According to him, Corporal Enugu who is an indigene and a member of the cult group, drove one of the patrol vans with registration number NPF 6997 C, was one of the men who returned alive from the operation.
“A team of detectives monitored him carefully. They first stumbled on charms in his vehicle (official vehicle). Then, they followed up and stormed in on him at his residence. But before our men got there, the information had already reached there. But my men were fast to get him, and a second policeman in his house,” the police commissioner said.
Three AK47 rifles and a sack of charms were paraded alongside Corporal Enugu and his accomplice, Corporal Haruna Joseph.
Akeremale also showed Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura the front of a police van driven by Corporal Enugu which had a red sticker with an image of a machine gun and a chain of bullets, by the registration number, saying: “our investigation has shown that this sticker was put so that his members can notice, separate and spare him.