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16 ‘Deadly’ Cultists Arrested in Ilorin

16 Deadly Cultists Arrested in Ilorin

The police in Kwara State have arrested 16 persons suspected to be cult members who have been causing mayhem in the state, and the state police commissioner said they were merchants of death.

The state command of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday said the arrested persons  are suspected to be members of Eiye and Aiye confraternities in the Oloje/Okoolowo area of Ilorin, the state capital.

They were paraded at the state command headquarters in Ilorin by the state commissioner of police, Mohammed Bagega, who said the suspects, consisting of 12 males and four females, were arrested while on a revenge mission in the area.

He said “We immediately dispatched the newly created anti-cultists team, in collaboration with the vigilantes, to storm the area before they struck.

“The effort paid off as 16 suspected cultists, males and females, wielding weapons, including guns, machetes, axes, charms, wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, and other items to be used in the foiled attack, were arrested.”

He added that, “If not for our effort, they would have unleashed unmitigated terror on residents and we all know their trademark, death.”

 

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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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