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16 cultists, 4 suspected kidnappers and others have been arrested in Kogi State.



No fewer than 28 criminals have been arrested at exclusive areas in Kogi State in the final seven days.

The criminals had been arrested with the aid of the Joint Task Force of State Vigilante Service and the Neighbourhood Watch.

Among these arrested had been 4 dreadful kidnappers who confessed to be terrorizing the humans of Dekina and Bassa neighborhood authorities areas on April 6.

Also, over 16 members of a cult crew who confessed to be from Ankpa Local Government Area Of Kogi State had been arrested in Olamaboro Local Government Area the place they have been carrying out initiation of new members.

The cult group additionally confessed to have carried out a number of armed theft operations on Ankpa-Okpo-Otukpa road.

Similarly, 8-man gang of miscreants who have been concerned in destabilizing the peace round Anyigba and Egume areas of Dekina Local Government Area Of the nation have been additionally apprehended through the safety companies when they led masquerades into the mosque at some point of Islamic congregational prayers in order to spark up non secular crisis.

While handing over the suspected criminals to the Police at Okpo Division, the leaders of the Security Groups, Mr Usman Okoliko, the Chairman of Vigilante in Imane; and Mr Iliyasu Abubakar, Chairman of the Neighbourhood watch, in their separate remarks, stated that the things to do of the crew had long gone past cultism as they have been engaged in armed robbery, kidnapping and different criminal things to do in the areas.

Speaking, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, Dekina Local Government Area, Hon Ishaq Shaibu, described the suspected criminals as miscreants who had been bent on growing bother in the nearby authorities area.

He restated the dedication of ‘His Excellency, Gov. Yahaya Bello, to eradicating all types of criminals from the state, warning that whoever observed in any crook endeavor would face the full wrath of the law.

Shaibu urged mother and father and guardians to file their wards who they knew used to be into any structure of crook activities, announcing ”the Governor has stated any mum or dad who comes ahead in defence of any criminal ought to be handled as one”.

He in addition reiterated the resolved and the unwavering dedication of the governor to make Kogi a greater safer and secured state.

He stated that the arrested criminals will be charged to courtroom for prosecution in accordance to the crook laws.


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