Police Nab 2 Cultists Terrorising Yelwa, Vows ‘Clampdown’ On Gangs

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested two notorious cultists wrecking havoc on Yelwa, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis.

SP Ahmed Muhammed Wakil, Police Public Relations Officer Bauchi Command, in a statement made available to reporters in Bauchi on Tuesday said personnel of the command arrested one Emmanuel Hassan, 22, and Ruben Obidah, 23, in connection with being members of a notorious cult gang which has been terrorising Yelwa.

Wakil said the suspects “armed themselves with dangerous weapons attacking innocent people, collecting their money, phones, and motorcycles among others.”

He listed Siphernol and four wraps of cannabis as items recovered from the suspects.

SP Wakil maintained that police in Bauchi is fully prepared to ensure that cultis’ plans to ‘celebrate their nefarious activities’ on Wednesday did not come to fruition.

“The CP has directed all Divisional Police Officers to dominate their area of responsibility and round up cult groups to ensure that innocent citizens are not harassed, intimidated or molested.

“The CP has ordered constant clampdown on criminally infested areas in the state in order to stem the rising tides of cultism and associated criminalities,” the statement read in part.

CP Wakil said the suspects arrested would be charged to court after police concluded its investigation.

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