A nine-man gang has been arrested by the Benue State Police Command for alleged cult-related offences and murder of a 22-year old man in Kashio area of Makurdi.
Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Deputy Suprintendent Daniel Ezeala, yesterday, while briefing newsmen at the Command Headquaters in Makurdi, said the gang was part of the 25 persons arrested during the Eid celebrations.
“During the Eid celebrations, the command arrested 25 suspects across the state for various offences and crimes.
“Among this number, the Police acted on a tip off and arrested a gang of nine for cult related offences and the alleged gruesome murder of a 22 years old man at Kanshio in the outskirt of Makurdi town.”
“The Command also apprehended three persons at Lessel in Ushongo local government area of the state for their alleged involvement in setting some houses in the area ablaze,” Ezeala said.
He also said men of the command also impounded 17 motorcycles from those who broke the restriction on the use of motorbike in and around the state adding that , “two persons were arrested in that regard.”
“Outside these arrests, we had a peaceful Eid celebration in Benue state, and I can assure you that we will not relent in our dogged determination to ensure that Benue remains one of the safest and most peaceful in the entire country,” Ezeala added.