June 14, 2024

The Daily Vendor

Nigeria Digital Newspaper

Police Arrest 16 Cultists, Declare 21 Wanted

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Anambra State Police Command has tracked down and arrested no fewer than 16 notorious cultists involved in resurgent cult-related killings in Awka, the state capital.

Police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said 21 others, currently at large, have been declared wanted by the Command.

He said the cultists, nabbed during series of intelligence-led manhunt have been detained on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye.

“The CP has vowed that cultists responsible for the spate of killings after the State Capital had enjoyed tranquillity for unbroken 6 months period must pay for their crimes.

“He has also charged the Special Anti Cult Squad (SPACS) to redouble its effort and hunt down those who are still at large among the identified cultists.

“The Commissioner also called on Community and Religious leaders to speak out against the evil of cultism in the society,” he said.

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