Edo police have confirmed that 41
suspected cultists, including 30 Auchi
Polytechnic University students, have been
arrested for allegedly killing members of the
public and destroying property.
Eleven of the suspects are alleged cult
leaders. The rest are students and artisans
who have played various roles in the recent
crimes plaguing Edo State.
Police spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu,
said the suspects were nabbed by an anti-
cultism team recently set up by Inspector
General of the Police Solomon Arase.
“This afternoon, I am presenting before you
some persons suspected to have played
ignoble roles in acts of terror, and vicious
inter and intra-cult conflicts that have led to
loss of lives and destruction of property in
Edo State,” Ojukwu said.
“The suspects who are leaders of cult
confraternities are being interrogated for
their conspiratorial involvement in the
murder of ten Nigerians.”
Ojukwu also mentioned that pictures of
Nigerians with “RIP” written over their faces
The Black Axe Confraternity, Nosman
Confraternity, and Judas Confraternity were
among the names of the cults involved in