Po­lice ar­rest 43 sus­pected cultists, rob­bers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hope Abah, Makurdi

Benue State Po­lice Com­mand on Wed­nes­day night ar­rested 43 people over cultism and armed rob­bery in Makurdi, the state cap­i­tal.

Po­lice spokesman, Daniel Ezeala, said 36 out of the num­ber were sus­pected cultists ap­pre­hended at Adikpo street around Ankpa quar­ters, while four oth­ers were ar­rested at Wu­rukum.

He said the re­main­ing three were ar­rested for armed rob­bery. Ezeala said on sight­ing the po­lice, the oc­cu­pants jumped out of the car, but that the men on duty gave them a hot chase and ap­pre­hended three out of the six per­sons.

He added that a lo­cally made pis­tol and six rounds of am­mu­ni­tion were re­cov­ered.

Ezeala said the sus­pects are as­sist­ing the com­mand with use­ful in­for­ma­tion just as he warned crim­i­nals in the state to re­pent.

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