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Nigerian Army Arrest Cultists, Rustler In Benue | The Precision

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By Hope Abah, Makurdi
The
Nigerian Army troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade conducting Exercise
Ayem kpatuma (Cat Race) have arrested five suspected cultists in
Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.

Assistant
Director, Army Public Relations of the 707 Special Forces Brigade
headquarters in Makurdi, Major Olabisi Ayeni, stated on Tuesday that
preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects were students of
the College of Education in Katsina Ala who were about to be initiated
as new members of a cult fraternity.
Ayeni
noted that the toops acted on credible information followed by raid
operations which led to the arrest of the suspects whose names were
given as; Dennis Victor Terfa, Emmanuel Daniel Akpagher, Akuse Jacob
Aondongu, Kpo Isaac and Idika Kelechi.
In
a similar development, he added that the troops  operating at Sector C
of same Exercise Ayem Akpatuma carried out cordon and search operations
at Ukum Local Government Area of the state which also led to the arrest
of gun runners and cattle rustler. 
The
Army PRO stated that among the suspects arrested, a 55 year old weapon
Instructor, Samuel Gaza, allegedly member of the Livestock Guard
confessed to have been rustling cows for over four years before he was unexpectedly recruited by the state government while Jato Aontoseer
confessed that he is a gun runner and Avaatyough Aontoseer is a weapon
fabricator.  
Ayeni
listed Items recovered from the suspects to include; one Fabrique
National rifle,  and AK 47 magazines, one locally made pistol, three
dane guns, four mobile phones and one axe as well as military belt,
lanyard and a beret, charms, some quantity of indian hemp.
He
maintained that the Nigerian Army has requested law abiding citizens to
go about their lawful businesses and provide timely information that
will assist the Army in the successful conduct of the exercise. (Daily Trust)
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Army arrest cultists, rustler in Benue

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