3 cultists allegedly terrorizing Yenegwe community in Yenagoa local government area of Bayelsa state, have been arrested by the police officers attached to the Bayelsa State Police Command, after youths of the community reported their activities.
According to online sources, the suspects resisted arrest by attempting to engage in arms combat with the police officers which was foiled. The police officers overpowered them with assistance of the community youths, and ended up arresting 3 cult members.
Facebook user Aluzu Ebikebuna wrote;
Reports reaching us is that Police have apprehended 3 cultists terrorizing yenegwe community in yenagoa local government area of Bayelsa state.
According to the reports, angry youths of yenegwe community invited the police to arrest the gang of cultists as they threatened to kill someone. On the arrival of the police, they tried to resist arrest by firing at a police officer with a locally made pistol.
The police however overpowered them with the help of the community youths and succeeded in arresting 3 of the gang members.
Few days ago, we reported that Nigerian Army said it had arrested 23 suspected cultists, who were conducting physical training for new recruits into robbery and kidnapping activities.
The army also said it arrested 15 other persons suspected to be pipeline vandals and recovered 31 kegs full of refined petroleum products in the process. The General Officer Commanding, 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Enobong Udoh, stated this at a news conference held at the 174 Battalion, Ikorodu, Lagos State.
He said, “In continuation of the crackdown on criminal elements and cultists in and around Lagos and Ogun states, the troops of the 81 Division arrested 23 suspected cultists in the Ikorodu area on April 16.
“Over 50 suspected cultists from ‘Eiye’ confraternity were conducting physical training for new recruits, planning to initiate them into robbery and kidnap activities.
“Their arrest was preceded by a shootout between the troops of 174 Battalion, Ikorodu, and the cultists after which 23 of the suspected cultists were arrested while others escaped. Items recovered from them include 10 vehicles, 31 jerry cans loaded with refined products, 77 empty jerry cans, three coolers, nine mobile phones and substances suspected to be hard drugs.”