Police Arrest 13 Suspected Cultists

The Nasarawa Police Command said on Thursday that it arrested 13 persons allegedly connected to the Valentine’s Day killing of a student of the state Polytechnic, Mr Oveh Sabo.

The student was killed on Feb. 14, opposite the polytechnic gate during a clash between two rival cults.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Abayomi Akeremale, told newsmen that the suspects, including a female student, were arrested on March 24.

He said the police, acting on intelligence report, stormed the hide-out of the suspected cultists in an uncompleted building and arrested 13 of them with dangerous weapons.

Akeremale said one of the suspects confessed to the killing of the student, adding that investigation was still ongoing to arrest other collaborators. He said that activities of the group posed a threat to peace and stability of the society, stressing that crimes such as robbery, rape, burglary and theft formed part of their characters.

He urged the people living around the school community not to panic as the command had declared full-scale war against cult groups unleashing mayhem on the area.

Akeremale, however, called on members of the public to always furnish the police with useful information on activities of hoodlums, assuring that the police were poised to rid the state of miscreants.

He said the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded, to deter others. (NAN)

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