Wives of policemen killed in Nasarawa State by a militia group on Thursday took to the streets to protest the murder of their spouses.
The Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Michael Ada, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the protesting women had blocked the Akwanga–Lafia Federal Highway at the Squadron 38 Mopol base axis in Akwanga.
According to him, the women are demanding to know what actually happened to their spouses and had called on the government to ensure that justice was done and the killers arrested and brought to book.
Adah said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abayomi Akeremale, had directed the Akwanga Area Commander to appeal to the women to be calm.
He said the death of the officers was a big blow not just to the police, but the country at large and assured their spouses that the police would do all within its power to ensure that the death of the gallant officers was not in vain.
According to eye witnesses held in traffic as a result of the protest, the women, who came out in large number, set fire along the highway with many of them wailing uncontrollably and raining curses.