Police arrest suspected cultists, armed robbers in Nasarawa

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Story from Ibraheem Hamza MUHAMMAD, Lafia

The Nasarawa state police command says it has arrested some suspected cultists and arm robbers who had been disturbing the peace of residents of the state.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Ramhan Nansel made the disclosure in a Press Statement signed and made available to Journalists on Wednesday in Lafia.

He explained that the suspected cultists who are members of Red Axe and Vikins confraternity and numbering about thirty (30) had been terrorising residents of New Nyanya in Karu Local Government Area of the state and dispossessing them of their valuables.

“Upon receipt of the information, a team of Police personnel were immediately deployed to the area and six out of thirty of the suspected cultists were arrested”, ASP Nansel said.

He further said that efforts are being made to arrest the fleeing suspected cultists while those already arrested will be charged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation.

The PPRO also disclosed that some suspected armed robbers who had been on the watch list of the police were also arrested in the Keffi Local Government Area of the state.

He explained that the suspects were arrested around the Tilla area in Keffi LGA while they were making plans on how to attack their victims and cart away their valuables.

“We got credible information about the gang of armed robbers and police personnel attached to Keffi Division conducted the raid at a notorious black spot around Tilla area, Keffi.

“Seven of the suspected criminals were apprehended and one locally fabricated gun and four 7.62mm ammunition were recovered from them as exhibits.

“The Commissioner of Police, who has just been promoted to the rank of AIG, Mr Bola Longe has directed that the cases be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Lafia”, he added.

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