Special Task Force deployed to keep peace in Plateau and some parts of Bauchi and Southern Kaduna on Saturday paraded 27 suspected cultists and their associates including six females in Jos.
The commander OPSH, Major Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, who paraded the suspects at the headquarters of the command in Jos, said the arrest of the suspects came following the recent upsurge in cult-related crimes on the plateau.
The said a total number of 27 Cultists including their associates were arrested at triple hotels in Apata, Area, Westside, Rukuba road, Jenta Adama, and Jenta Miango Areas.
He said that several drug barons were also arrested but handed over to the NDLEA for further action.
“OPSH wants to reassure all Law-abiding citizens in the Plateau for our total commitment to having a crime-free environment during the NAFEST Starting on 23-28 November 2020 and the Yuletide season. We Shall remain resolute to our mandate of restoration and maintenance of peace on the Plateau.
“We shall continue to get rid of kidnappers, cultists, and other enemies of the state.”