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Cops make breakthrough against Edo cults

14 May 2015, 08:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Police are confident of eliminating cultism in the Edo State, where 65 suspects have been arrested.

State Police Public Relations Officer, Stephen Onwochei, said police in the state was meeting Chief Security Officers of all higher institutions in the state with a view to fully execute the Inspector General's directive to the state police command to wipe out the problem in the state.

Onwochei added that the spate of cultism in the state is unfortunate and those behind it would be prosecuted.

"The spate of cultism is unfortunate. Those behind the act will be prosecuted. Right now, we have already started meeting with all private security agencies in our tertiary institutions with a view to breaking down cult activities in our state. We are creating a platform and the Commissioner of Police has already met with the Chief Security Officers (CSO's) of all tertiary institutions to look for possible ways to tackle this issue," Onwochei said.

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He said all those found culpable in the crime would be made to face the law and would be subsequently charged to court.

Several youths who are victims of the crime, have been murdered in cold blood in the streets of Benin, especially around Siluko and Airport roads, in what is believed to be retaliatory attacks by rival cults.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, on Wednesday deployed a crack team of police officers from the Force Headquarters in Abuja to stem cultism in the state. 

- CAJ News

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