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Police arrest 30 suspected cultists in Edo

Police in Edo State have arrested 30 suspected cultists in different raids carried out in different parts of Benin, the state capital.

This was made known by the police public relations officer, Chidi Nwabuzor at the parade of the suspects at the State Force Headquarters.

The PPRO said the suspects, made up of 23 males and seven females, belong to several cult groups that have been terrorizing the city.

According to Nwabuzor, the arrest followed the directive from the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, for the operatives to get the state rid of cultists and other criminal elements.

He said: “The police operatives of Anti-cultism Unit of the Edo State Police Command, conducted raid exercise in different parts of the state in criminal hideouts and black spots and arrested 23 males and seven females and brought them to the station.

“This serves as a warning to other criminals in the state either to repent or relocate. This exercise is a continuous one to ensure that the state is rid of criminal elements,” he added.

Nwabuzor said the suspects have made confessional statements and they would be charged to court when investigations are concluded.

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