Army arrests cultists in Calabar | Dailytrust

Army arrests cultists in Calabar

Officers from the 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army have arrested 14 members of the Baga cult group in Calabar, Cross River State.

They were paraded on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Brigade before they were handed over to the police for further investigation.

Brigadier General Muhammed Aminu Abdullahi, the commander of the 13 Brigade, said the suspects were arrested at various occasions within the past few weeks.

Abdullahi, who spoke through the OC 13 Brigade Military Police, Major Samuel Peluola, said some were picked up on their way from the shrines and during ongoing stop and search operations carried out by the Operation Apakwu.

He gave their names as Charles Akpan Sunday, Azeez Lasisi, Kelvin Bassey, Gabriel Okon, Christopher Edem, Freedom Umoh, Etim Itam and Effiong Inyang.

Others are Saviour David, Benjamin Daniel, Isaac Michael, Augustine Imeh, Jeremiah Archibong and Magdalene Edem.

He said some of them were found with locally made pistols and charms.

The state Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh, expressed satisfaction over the synergy between security agencies in the state, saying Operation Akpakwu is bearing fruits.