Abuja - Rivers State police have issued a warning to cultists saying they would face the full wrath of the law.
Ahmad Kidaya Muhammad, Public Relations Officer, Rivers State Police Command, said police were fully ready to take the aggressive onslaught to cultists' enclaves and wishes to assure people of its readiness of sustained instant response to distress calls within shortest possible time.
He urged members of the public to be security conscious and report any character or move capable of undermining the existing public peace and security.
His sentiments follow the arrest of nine cultists in response to two separate distress calls.
A distress call indicated planned battle of supremacy between De-Well and Degbam cults groups at Okwuzi Community in Onelga.
The clash was averted by the swift action of the police where seven suspects were arrested.
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They were named as Chinazo Amaechi, Nna Chisom, Solomon Ossai, Regimus Igwelatu, Monday Jackson, Chinonso Fordima and Tony Amanya.
Police added that items recovered from them included one pump action gun, four live cartridges, one double barrel gun, Honda jeep with registration No IMO WER 685 FX, Toyota Camry saloon with registration No. RIVERS BER 407 AP, two laptop computers and assorted charms.
The suspects on interrogation confessed to belonging to either of the groups.
The police statement said similar information received also revealed that some suspected cultists were sighted with arms around back gate of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt (RSUST) initiating new members.
“A team of policemen stormed the area arrested and Joel Ozekume, a final year student of RSUST and Princewill Brown, a graduate of Cross River State University while others escaped."
One beretta pistol and 3 rounds of .9mm ammunition were recovered from them.=
- CAJ News