Lagos - Police believe the intervention of the Inspector-General, Solomon Arase, in the cultism-related violent crimes in Edo State is starting to yield positive results.
This follows the arrest of 11 highly-placed persons from different locations of the state.
They are said to be the ring leaders of cult groups linked to recent cult related killings in the state.
At the moment, a total of 56 suspected vicious cultists linked to the recent violence have been rounded up and are undergoing interrogation.
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Earlier this week, Arase deployed a Special Crack Squad designated for an assignment to eliminate cults in the state, particularly the ancient city of Benin.
"The IGP reiterated that no criminal will be spared, no matter how highly placed," said Force spokesperson, Emmanual Ojukwu.
"The Police High Command graciously appreciates the collaborative efforts of the members of the public, particularly in Edo State on the achievement made so far by the Special Crack Squad, and assures that adequate measures would continue to be put in place to ensure safety of lives and property, nationwide," added Arase.
- CAJ News