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Police arrests 30 suspected cultists in Edo



Police operatives in Edo have 30 suspected cultists in the state.

The spokesman for the state police command, Chidi Nwabuzor, who disclosed this to journalists on Thursday in Benin City, said the suspects were arrested in different locations in the state capital.

He added that the suspects comprised seven females and 23 males.

Nwabuzor said: “Following the recent cult-related clashes in the state, the command’s anti-cultism unit raided criminal hideouts and black spots as part of the ongoing clampdown on criminals in the state.

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“During the raid, 30 suspects comprising 23 males and seven females were arrested. The suspects confessed to being members of various cult groups in the state.”

“Some of the suspects were members of Eiye and Aiye while others belong to the Buccaneers and Maphite confraternities, among others.”

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