Jos: Military nab 11 suspected cultists

11 suspected cultists were nabbed by the Special Military Task Force maintaining peace in Plateau on Saturday.

One Hussaini Isah believed to be the leader of ‘Sara-suka’, a suspected cult group operating in some parts of Jos North Local Government Area was first arrested.

10 others suspected to be members of the group were later arrested.

Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the Commander of the task force, Major General Chukwuemeka Okonkwo paraded the suspects on Saturday in Jos.

Okonkwo said, the suspects were arrested at Gangare community of the area, stressing that, it signified a major breakthrough in the determination to rid Jos of criminal elements.

In his words: "We shall not rest until petty crimes, killings and other forms of insecurity are stemmed down.

“These suspects are largely responsible for the crimes and all forms of disorder in Jos.

“They kill innocent people on daily basis; they are very dangerous human beings.

“Yes, we have redeployed our troops into the hinterlands, but we shall continue to raid communities in the city centre to halt these crimes."

He called on Plateau residents to cooperate and support the task force in its bid to protect lives and property.

He advised members of the public to be security-conscious and report any suspicious movements within their surroundings.

Meanwhile, NAN has reported that some of the dangerous weapons recovered from the suspects included knives, cutlasses, charms, etc, NATIONAL PANEL gathered.

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