Saturday 23rd September, 2017
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Police parade 200 suspected cultists in Rivers

Police parade 200 suspected cultists in Rivers

In a major crackdown, the Rivers State Police Com­mand has arrested 200 suspected cultists terrorising communities in Emohua and Ikwerre Local Government Areas of the state.

The suspects were arrested and paraded at the weekend.

The Commissioner of Po­lice, Ahmed Zaki, who pa­raded the suspects at the Headquarters of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) at Rumukpokwu community in Obio/Akpor LGA, said that the suspects were arrested at different criminal hideouts in Omudioga and Egbeda communities in Emohua and Omerlu in Ikwerre councils.

The CP noted that the sus­pects were among the cultists and criminals that have been causing unrest in the areas, adding that they have killed several persons in the state.

He said: “The police have arrested over 200 suspect­ed kidnappers, cultists and armed robbers that are ter­rorizing communities of Ik­werre and Emohua LGAs. 10 robbers who specialise in car snatching were also arrested alongside.”