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Police Arrest 83 Suspected Cult Members In Benue

83 suspects were paraded by the police in Benue State on Tuesday for their involvement in cultism and armed robbery.

State Police Commissioner Mukaddas Garba, who paraded the suspects at the Makurdi headquarters of the command, said that 10 out of the total were arrested in connection with armed robbery from different locations of the state, while the remaining 73 were held for cultism.

The Police Commissioner listed items recovered from the arrested suspects within the period to include; 13 guns, 20 cutlasses, five live ammunitions, five cartridges and several charms among other items.

He said the command had, in preparatory to the festivities, deployed police officers to various locations to arrest identified cultists and clamp down on other heinous crimes.Garba said the feat was achieved between December 20, 2020 and January 5, 2021.

Garba, however, appreciated members of the public for providing useful information which led to the successful arrest of the suspect even as he warned parents to monitor the movement of their children and wards.

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