The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, command of the Nigeria Police, have arrested 17 suspected cultists along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma axis.
This is contained in a astatement by the spokesperson of the Command, ASP Yusuf Mariam on Sunday.
“The suspects are: Peter Ajari 22years, Jacob Terkaa 27years, Isiaka Abdulmalik 19 years, Akadiri Ay 23years, Nnamdi George 23years, Tony Enejo 23 years, Abioze Samuel Cole 35years, Samuel Mbachongu 29years, Michael Malachi 36years, Mbani Chukwuebuka 34years and Monday Orgar 24 years.
“Others are Onyeaka Chinonye 33years, Christian Chidebere 42years, Chukwuebuka Onijbo 24 years, Okife Zion 23years, Umoh Faith 22years and Emmanuel Obinna 31years all male.
“The suspects were arrested by Police Operatives from the Command’s Anti-Cultism Unit during coordinated raids and patrols between Monday 5th-Friday 9th April, 2021.
“Furthermore, the suspects confessed to being members of Vikings and Aro Baga confraternities terrorizing these areas.
“Exhibits recovered from the suspects are: three locally made pistols, and two rounds of live ammunitions, four cartridges, two knives chain, one axe, one cutlass, wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and charms.
“All the suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.
“The Command implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883 , to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) number: 09022222352,” the statement reads.