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Police Arrest 18 Suspected Cultists In Delta, Recover Arms, Charms

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Policemen from Otu-Jeremi Divisional headquarters in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State have arrested eighteen suspected cultists in the area.

The Police also recovered from the suspects one cut-to-size locally made gun, one expanded and one live cartridge, an axe, two cutlasses and some fetish items.

The suspects were arrested in their attempts to allegedly murder some indigenes during a crisis in Oviri-Olomu community by the Police led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Pius Eredei through the planting of informant and discrete investigation in its bid to restore peace and order in the community.

In the process, one Edijala Oghenero ‘m’ 25 years old and seventeen (17) others, all suspected to be cultists were arrested.

The incident occurred on March 18, 2021, at about 1300hrs.

The Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the report in a statement sent to DAILY POST.

He said,” Investigation is ongoing.”

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Anambra: Young Man Killed As Awka Cult War Rages

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A yet to be identified young man has been killed as rival cult groups clashed in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

 

The young man was shot dead by the gunmen suspected to be cultists around the Ukwuoji area of Awka at 8:45 am on Monday morning, April 12.

 

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Ikenganya Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident in a phone chat with the Tribune, said an investigation is ongoing.

 

“It is a cult-related incident, that happened on April 12, 2021, around Ukwuoji this morning. Police operatives are currently on the ground there. I will avail you more details shortly.” he stated.

 

The recent killing is coming five days after three young men were killed at different locations in Awka.

 

One youth was killed in Umubele, while the other two were killed in Okpuno in Awka South council area.

 

An eyewitness said that four young men alighted from a tricycle and opened fire on the boys at Okpuno.

 

“Nobody is safe in Awka nowadays. These boys kill themselves on a daily basis, but the worst part of it is that policemen are helpless.” the witness said.

 

See photos of the ones killed a few days ago below:

 

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Nigerian Soldier Commits Suicide In Borno

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A soldier identified as Kila Jima fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state has reportedly committed suicide.

 

Sahara Reporters reports that the soldier, a corporal in the Army’s 152 Battalion, Banki, was said to have suddenly cocked his rifle and shot himself in the head last Saturday, April 10.

 

The deceased was said to have shown some sign of depression before he eventually took his life. His body has been deposited at the military mortuary in Maiduguri.

 

A number of officers fighting the terrorists in the North East have committed suicide. In March, a soldier identified as Bello Useni with the Nigerian Army School of Armour in Bauchi killed himself.

 

In September 2020, a lance corporal attached to the Army’s 27 Task Force Brigade in Buni Gari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state, committed suicide at his duty post.

 

Also in 2019, a soldier hung himself in Abuja.

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Gunmen Abduct Military Woman, Two Others On Ibadan/Ijebu Ode Expressway

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Barely four days after the Oyo State Police Command rescued four victims abducted on Ibadan/Ijebu Ode Road, gunmen again on Monday abducted three women at Onipe community, in the Idi-Ayunre area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

SaharaReporters learnt that the gunmen emerged from the bush around 8:20 am, and shot indiscriminately before taking the victims away to an unknown destination.

The victims were identified as Mrs Okeowo, Mrs Abosede Adebayo and Mrs Bola Ogunrinde.

Mrs Ogunrinde, a military officer, was said to have been driving a Toyota RAV-4, with registration number AGL 66 FY before she was abducted.

Two men (names withheld) later lodged a report on the kidnap incident at Idi Ayunre Division at 10am.

Recently, kidnappers have carried out three different operations on Ibadan-Ijebu Ode Expressroad.

On Tuesday, April 6, three quarry site workers and a female commuter were kidnapped on the road.

Earlier on March 15, kidnappers struck at Ibuso Gbooro, close to Dally Junction, by a quarry site, and abducted two bank officials, two commuters and a palm wine tapper.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Adewale Osifeso confirmed the recent incident when contacted.

Osifeso said, “The combined team of AKS, Idi Ayunre Division, other tactical teams, as well as local hunters and vigilante group has been actively on the trail of the gunmen.”

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