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Police nab 66 dreaded Sara Suka cult members in Plateau




The Police Command in Plateau State on Friday said its operatives arrested 66 persons suspected to be members of the dreaded Sara Suka cult group who have been terrorising residents of the state.

They also recovered weapons from the suspects.

The state commissioner of police, Hassan Yabanet, who disclosed this while parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Jos, said the suspects were arrested at different locations during the Sallah celebration.

He added that the command was working around the clock to protect the lives and property of the citizens.

He said, “I wish to most graciously announce to you that the Eid-El-Fitr celebration in the state was peaceful and devoid of any rancour or attack on worshippers.

“Gentlemen of the press, I wish to inform you that our strategic deployment paid off, as a total of seventy-six (66) suspects were arrested at different locations within the state, and the following exhibits were recovered from them: Fourteen (14) machetes Eight (8) daggers A large quantity of dried leaves is suspected to be Indian hemp. Six (6) tricycles, four (4) motorcycles and a bottle containing illicit substances. Meanwhile, all the suspects are undergoing interrogation and will be charged to court soonest.”.

The commissioner, who also disclosed that two other suspects were arrested in Wase LGA for armed robbery, added, “I wish to state emphatically that the Plateau State Police Command under my leadership will not tolerate any form of lawlessness.

“Parents and guardians are therefore enjoined to pay close attention to their children and wards, as no lawbreaker will be spared. Gentlemen of the Press, your continuous support for the Nigeria Police Force cannot be overemphasised.”