28 suspected cultists, kidnappers, bandits arrested in Kogi

Twenty eight suspected criminals have been arrested at different locations in Kogi State.

The State government, in a statement by Mr Onogwu Muhammed, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said that the suspects were arrested by the Joint Task Force of the State Vigilante Service and the Neighbourhood Watch.

He said the suspects include four dreadful kidnappers, who confessed to be terrorizing the people of Dekina and Bassa local government areas on April 6.

According to him, over 16 members of a cult group, who confessed to be from Ankpa Local Government Areas of the state, were also arrested in Olamaboro Local Government Area where they were carrying out initiation of new members.

Members of the cult group also confessed that they carried out several armed robbery operations on Ankpa-Okpo-Otukpa road.

”Similarly, an 8-man gang of miscreants, who were involved in destabilizing the peace around Anyigba and Egume areas of Dekina Local Government Area of the state were also apprehended by the security agencies.

”They were alleged to have led masquerades into the mosque during Islamic congregational prayers in order to spark up a religious crisis,” he said.

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