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NSCDC arrests six suspected cultists, recover arms in Cross River


NSCDC arrests suspected cultists in Cross River

No fewer than six suspected cultists have been arrested on Monday by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps operatives in Cross River State.

The State Commandant, Mr Samuel Fadeyi, revealed that the force recovered two locally made pistols from the suspects who were arrested in a hotel in Calabar.

According to Fadeyi, who resumed as Commandant of the Corps in the state on June 15, no suspected criminal will go scot-free, adding that the six suspects were undergoing profiling and that under his watch, arrested suspects will be prosecuted.

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“Within my first week of arrival, some group of boys lodged in a hotel where I kept my escorts, and on the basis of suspicion, we had to raid them.

“After the arrest, we found two locally made pistols with them. We are currently profiling the suspects as we speak,” he said.

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Fadeyi said the command has zero-tolerance for vandalism, oil theft, transformer theft, adulteration of petroleum products which most times leads to explosion and health risks.

He said the Command was currently carrying out a risk-threat assessment of critical infrastructure in the state, starting with Calabar as the state capital, and assured his Command’s commitment and collaboration with other security agencies to prevent crime in the state.

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