Police arrest 60 suspected cultists in Benue

Benue State Police Command has arrested 60 suspected cultists across the state.

In the statement by the command Public Relations Officer, DSP, Catherine Anene, four locally made guns, five axes, three black and two red berets, a pair of military camouflage trousers, P cap bag bulletproof jacket and other items were recovered from them.

Anene in the statement said that two Dane guns, packs of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, a pair of military camouflage trousers, two berets and assorted charms were recovered from them.

According to the statement, “On 15th June 2020 at about 0300hrs, one Ogenyi Okeke ‘m’ also known as Smooky of North-Bank and seventeen (17) other suspects were arrested within North bank area. Three (3) axes, one military Camouflage hat, two (2) other hats and three (3) desert boots were recovered from them. On the same date, one Eze Mathew and four (4) others were also arrested at High level and one locally made pistol was recovered from them.

“On June 20, 2020, at about 02:00hrs one Timothy Tsegba and one other were arrested at New GRA, Makurdi. One axe, one military Camouflage bulletproof jacket and bag, one red and one black beret were recovered from them.

“On June 21, 2020, Raymond Ortese ‘m’ and twenty-six (26) other suspects were arrested within the old bridge, Wadata. One locally-made revolver pistol, one camouflage p-cap and two (2) black berets were recovered from them.”

Anene assured members of the public that the command was committed to the fight against criminality in the state and will appreciate every useful information that will assist in the apprehension and prosecution of offenders.

 

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