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Anambra Police Arrest 16 Cultist Terrorizing Awka, Declares 21 Others Wanted

The Anambra State Police Command said it has arrested 16 cultists engaging in cult-related killings in Awka, the state capital.
This was made known in a statement issued by the spokesman, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, on Saturday.
According to him, about 21 others on the run, have been declared

Ikenga said the arrested cultists, who were nabbed during series of intelligence-led manhunt, have been detained on the orders of the Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Aderemi Adeoye.
The statement read, “In a decisive move to end the resurgent cult-related killings in Awka, capital city of Anambra State, the Police Command has tracked down and arrested no fewer than 16 notorious cultists involved in the mayhem.“21 others who are now on the run have been declared wanted by the state police command.

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“The arrested cultists who were nabbed during series of intelligence-led manhunt have been detained on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye.”
He added that the CP has vowed that cultists responsible for the spate of killings in the state capital had enjoyed tranquillity for unbroken six months period must pay for their crimes.
“The CP has also charged the Special Anti Cult Squad to redouble its effort and hunt down those who are still at large among the identified cultists.
“The Commissioner also called on community and religious leaders to speak out against the evil of cultism in the society,” Ikenga added.

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