Police arrest 17 suspected cultists in FCT


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, said it had arrested 17 suspected cultists.
In a statement on Sunday in Abuja, spokesperson of the command, Mariam Yusuf said the suspects were arrested between April 5 and April 9, 2021, by police operatives from
the Command’s Anti Cultism unit along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma axis of the territory, following a coordinated patrol.
According to her, the suspects confessed to being members of “Vikings” and “Aro Baga” confraternities terrorising the areas.
She said the arrests of were in line with the command’s commitment to rid the FCT of criminal elements.
She said items recovered from the suspects include; three locally made pistols, two rounds of live ammunition, four cartridges, two knives chain, one axe, one cutlass, wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and charms.
She said the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations were concluded.
She called on residents of the FCT to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress to the command on 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.
The police spokesperson also added that members of the public could lodge complaints about the conduct of police officers to the Police Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) on telephone number: 09022222352.


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