59 Suspects Arrested Over Wadata Crisis In Benue State
59 suspects have been arrested by the police in connection with the recent cult-related crises in some parts of Makurdi, the state capital, where there were several injured people and loss of properties worth millions of Naira.
Source: The Sun Nigeria
The police said that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations were over.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the Benue state, ASP Moses Yamu, said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Makurdi that additional personnel has been deployed to the affected areas of the town to restore peace and order.
He then told residents of Benue state not to panic because the situation was under control, in the hands of security operatives.
Gov. Samuel Ortom, had on Sunday during an emergency stakeholders meeting in Makurdi, appealed to parents/guardians to speak to their children/wards against involving in cult activities.
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He also said that his conduct will neither overlook cult activities nor spare anyone blameworthy of the act.
Reports say that security operatives are now patrolling the streets in order to prevent further break down of law and order. Also,shops and business places in the affected areas remained closed.
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