No fewer than 83 suspected cultists, armed robbers and others were on Tuesday, paraded publicly in Makurdi by the Benue Police Command, following a crackdown on criminal activities in the state during the festive period.
The State Commissioner of Police Mukaddas Garba, told newsmen that the command also recovered 13 guns, 20 cutlasses, knives, five live ammunition, five cartridges, army uniforms, bullet proof jacket, among others, from the suspects.
Garba said that the suspected cultists were arrested between 20th December 2020 and 5th January 2021 at different locations within the State explaining that in 2020 the command arrested and arraigned over 200 suspected cultists in court, most of whom were later convicted.
He said between these period of time one Festus Ijiwole, Musa Saleh Ibrahim, Raymond Musa and 73 others were arrested at different locations in Makurdi.
The Commissioner of Police further disclosed that all the suspects would be charged to court, while narrating other criminal incidences.