Suspected cultists arrested for killings in Benue

The Benue State Police Command on Friday said it arrested 16 suspected cult members in connection with several killings in the state.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi that the mode of the homicide has links with cult killings.

Anene said that the arrest of the suspected cultists was over a period of three weeks, adding that the command had deployed officers in strategic areas to forestall further killings in the state.

According to her, the command had also held a roundtable discussion with stakeholders concerning the sudden rise of cult activities in the state and solicited information to execute arrests of those behind it.

“In the past three weeks, there were killings that our investigation reviewed…

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