Police have arrested a middle aged girl, Blessing Oghule with three other suspects and recovered an English Beretta Pistol and five live ammunition at the Abraka area of Delta State.
The suspects were arrested when policemen from the State Command raided black spots in Abraka area. The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement yesterday, said the raiding of the black spots was on the directives of the State Commissioner of police, Muhammad Ali.
He said on October 21, when po- licemen raided the black spots, three suspects were arrested including the girl and three others and identified the suspects as Nweke Abudi, Ebuka Paul, and Sunday Inuse.
“During a search, one English Berretta Pistol with five live ammu- nition, five stolen phones, one hand bag containing weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, one nylon bag contain- ing substances suspected to be ice and ten wraps of cocaine were recovered from the suspects. “Similarly, operatives of the Command Anti-cult Unit (SACU), acting on a tip off stormed Obiaruku in Uk
uani Local Government Area on October 20 and raided a suspected cultists hideout.”
The spokesperson said during the raid, seven suspected cultists were arrested and one locally made short gun, one battle axe, cutlass, knife and charms were recovered from them, while, the suspects and exhibits are presently in police custody.
Also, arrested by the police is one suspected cultists nabbed with one fabricated revolver pistol and live ammunition at Ufuoma village area of the state. Woman arrested for cutting neighbour’s son with razor blade Nigeria’s multifaceted challenges failure of leadership, says cleric dispatched a team of military personnel to the area.
Also, former member, Ni- ger State House of Assembly representing Mashegu con- stituency, Abdulkarim MazaKuka confirmed the incident and called for concerted ef- forts by all and sundry to de- feat banditry.
Chairman, Mashegu Lo- cal Government Council, Alh Alhassan Isa Maza-Kuka who described the attack as devastating however said one of the injured persons that is in critical condition has been referred to the Minna General Hospital for Medical atten- tion. Investigations revealed that Maza-Kuka and Kulhu villages in Mashegu Local Government Area bordering Kanji Lake Forest is where bandits are believed to have taken as their safe haven.
The Commissioner of Police while disclosing that the security agencies also shot one of the bandits dead said the attack is understood to be reprisal as a result of long standing communal feud.
He explained that already additional armed security personnel had since being deployed to the area to ensure the arrest of miscreants undermining the peaceful coexistence among residents. O