The Enugu State Police Command have arrested and paraded 13 suspected armed robbers, 20 suspected cult members in the state.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmed Abdurrahman, who assumed office a week ago, said most of the arrests were made through intelligence report and tip-off from public-spirited individuals to the police.
Speaking with newsmen, Abdulrrahman said, “Following the recent face-off between Vikings and Black Axe Cult groups, which led to many killings at Nsukka, a suspect, one Tochukwu Ugwu, was arrested recently at Orba in Nsukka.
“The suspect belongs to Vikings confraternity and once the Coordinator of Vikings in Nsukka.
“A berretta pistol, one locally-made pistol, one cut to size locally-made single barrel gun, one military bullet proof and one arrow De Norsemen black cap and Kangaroo cap were recovered from him alone.’’
The commissioner also said that operative of the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) also arrested 10 notorious armed robbery suspects disturbing the peace of various communities in the outskirt of Enugu metropolis.
He disclosed that a number of locally-made rifles as well as a charm were recovered from them too; while investigation to further unravel their nefarious activities had commenced.