The bodies of the missing 25 policemen killed by the Ombatse cult in Nasarawa State on May 7th 2013, has been discovered in a mass grave in an unnamed village in Nasarawa State Nigeria.
The discovery of the bodies of the 25 policemen that had been declared missing makes the death toll of policemen killed by members of the Ombatse cult in Nasarawa State rise to 72.
The Security authorities in Nigeria had earlier confirmed 57 security operatives, comprising of 47 policemen and 10 agents of the State Security Service (SSS) were killed in the May 7 attack. The attack took place when the operatives were on their way to a rescue mission to a village in Nasarawa State.
The Nigeria Police had declared that 25 policemen were missing since their bodies could not be found to confirm if they were dead or alive and their whereabouts unknown.
The Police were able to hunt down about seven members of the suspected Ombatse cultists in Borno State while trying to flee to Niger Republic.