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Zamfara govt demolishes hideout of suspected cultists

Bello-Matawalle

The Zamfara State government Monday demolished a four-bedroom apartment suspected to be housing cultists near the new motor park in Gusau, the state capital.

The demolition was carried out at about 7:00 p.m. by the Zamfara Urban and Regional Planning Board (ZUREP) and supervised by the police and some state government officials.

Some policemen involved in the demolition, however, told journalists that the house was raided earlier in the day following a tip-off.

The raid led to the arrest of some of the suspected cultists, along with some fetish items, including a calabash filled with blood.

“We seriously suspect the blood in the calabash to be that of human beings and we also discovered a long list of high ranking politicians and some government officials that may have been targeted to be killed.

“Those arrested have not confessed to anything yet, but we are sure to get to the root of the matter soonest,” one of the police officers told journalists.

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Similarly, some eyewitnesses in the neighbourhood said they have noticed, for months, strange movements in and out of the house.

“Many times, we perceived the smell of strong perfume at very odd hours of the night, which seemed to be coming from the house.

“All the vehicles that entered the house used very dark tinted glasses all over and no one ever saw anybody coming through the permanently locked gates in the day time,” an eyewitness said

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