Eight suspected cultists have been arrested by the operatives of Anambra state police command for terrorising the state.
This was contained in a statement released by the police public relations officer in the state, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu.
The PPRO said the command’s operatives in conjunction with the military and other security agencies in the state, on March 23, raided a couple of criminal hideouts in Okija, Ihiala LGA and arrested the suspects whose names are Ugbe Lucky ‘M’ 27yrs, Ekene Ebubeze ‘M’ 38yrs, Somto Chukwu ‘M’ 25yrs, Ifeanyi Eze ‘M’ 22yrs, Chika Nnekezie ‘M’ 31yrs, Chidi Amadike ‘M’ 26yrs, MMaduabaka Obidiazor ‘M’ 30yrs, Chinemelum Okeke ‘M’ 19yrs
Ikenga said the operatives recovered: one long locally made dane gun, 3 locally double barrel pistols, one live cartridge, two knives, one jungle army camp beret, one red beret, 2 Police belt, one Shisha smoking pot and substance suspected to be cannabis sativa
He added that the state commissioner of Police, CP MB Kuryas while commending the joint patrol team led by the Area Commander Ihiala for a gallant performance, reassured residents of the state that the Command would be relentless in taking the battle to the doorstep of criminal elements hell-bent on fomenting trouble in the State and bringing them to book.