Operatives of the Nigerian Army on Sunday arrested a gang suspected to involve cult members and known for various criminal activities ranging from armed robbery and kidnapping in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and its environs.
Naija News understands that the arrest was made by the Nigerian Army troops of the Super Camp 1 Molai, in line with the Super Camp Concept of the Counterterrorism efforts Of Operation LAFIYA DOLE (OPLD).
The arrest of the suspects was made known in a statement from Ado Isa, Colonel, Deputy Director Army Public Relations.
The statement noted that the new feat of the Nigerian Army troops was achieved in conjunction with other security agencies.
The statement that noted that three serving personnel of the Nigerian Army have also been arrested, read as thus; “The alleged cultists were about to perform an initiation rite on some new members into their confraternity when the Army troops and other security personnel stormed their hideouts in Maiduguri. The cultists’ attempt to flee and escape arrest was unsuccessful as they were effectively overwhelmed and rounded up by the troops in conjunction with other security agencies.
“The general area was cordoned off and 18 members of the cult group, comprising civilians and alleged students of the University of Maiduguri were arrested at the initiation scene.”