Umbatse: Widows of slain policemen demand the remains of their husbands

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Widows of the policemen killed by suspected members of Umbatse cult at Alakyo village in Nasarawa State gave the state government three weeks ultimatum to give them the remains of their husbands.

The Spokesperson of the widows, MrsVictoria Elisha, gave the ultimatum in Akwanga during a protest march organised by the widows to draw attention to their plight.

Elisha said ” we give the state government three weeks ultimatum to give us the corpses of our late husbands.

“We demand to be shown the bodies of our husbands in order for us to be sure that they were among those killed during the crisis one year ago.

“At the expiration of the ultimatum, we will relocate with our children to the Government House for the governor to accommodate and provide for our needs.’’

The spokesperson said that the government had earlier promised to give them jobs and cater for the needs of their children

“The state government also promised to cater for our feeding until we get employment, but we are neglected,’’ she added.

She appealed to the Northern State Governors Forum to redeem the N100 million pledge it made to them.

When contacted, Mr Illiya Yakubu, the Media Aide to Gov. Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa State, declined comment.

He said he would not say anything on the matter until the white paper on the Alakyo killing was released by the government