Operatives of the Nigeria Police, Anambra State Command have apprehended four of the suspected cultists allegedly terrorizing the state.
The state police Public Relation Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed while speaking with newsmen in Akwa on Wednesday said the arrested suspects include a chairman of market association in the state.
The suspects were also alleged to have masterminded the recent cult-related killings in the state.
Mohammed also maintained that the suspects were arrested by a team led by the Police Commissioner in charge of the state, John Abang.
He recalled that on August 10 and August 11, two rival cult groups, Black Axe and Vikings Confraternities, clashed at Dike Park near Eke Awka in Awka South area of the state.
The incident, according to Mohammed, claimed the lives of two persons.
He explained that following the incident, the command’s “Operation Puff-Adder’’ led by the commissioner launched a manhunt for the suspects.
Mohammed said that the suspects were caught at Dike Park and Umukwa village, leading to the arrest of the four suspected “sponsors/members of Black Axe and Vikings confraternities’’.
He, however added that efforts were being intensified to track down and arrest other members who are at large for prosecution.
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