November 30, 2020

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27 suspected cultists paraded in Jos

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By Kolade Adeyemi, Jos

The special task force deployed to restore law and order in Plateau, Bauchi and Southern Kaduna on Saturday paraded 27 suspected cultists and their associates, including six female in Jos the Plateau State capital.

This was disclosed by the Commander OPSH, Major Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, who paraded the suspects at the headquarters of the command in Jos.

Following the recent upsurge in cult-related crimes in Plateau, the special task force (Operation Safe Haven) conducted a series of raid operations on criminal and cultists hideouts in Jos metropolis from 17-20 November, 2020.

A total of 27 cultists and their associates, including six females were arrested from Peoples and Triple hotels in Apata Area, Westside, Rukuba Road, Jenta Adama and Jenta Miango Areas.

He said a number of drug barons were also arrested but handed over to the NDLEA for further action.

According to him, “OPSH wants to reassure all law-abiding citizens in the Plateau of our total commitment to having a crime-free environment during the NAFEST, starting on 23-28 November, 2020 and the Yuletide season.”

“We shall remain resolute to our mandate of restoration and maintenance of Peace on the Plateau.

“We shall continue to get rid of kidnappers, cultists and other enemies of the state.

He called on citizens to continue to provide useful information on criminals to enable them carry out their duties effectively.