Friday, December 8, 2023

One Dead, 27 Arrested In Nasarawa Over Cult-Related Issues

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The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has apprehended 27 individuals over alleged involvement in cult-related activities in Lafia, the state capital.

The arrests came in the wake of escalating concerns regarding the surge in cult-related violence in various parts of the state.

Mr. Bappa Abbas Muhammed, the Commandant of the NSCDC in Nasarawa, disclosed this information during a press briefing where the suspected cultists were paraded.

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Muhammed further revealed that one person lost their life in the recent incidents while another individual sustained injuries and was currently undergoing medical treatment.

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Muhammed while expressing his discontent with the prevalence of cult-related activities, stated that the NSCDC had implemented a new strategy to address the issue across the 13 local government areas of the state, with a particular focus on Lafia.

“The Command is committed to tackling cultism in the affected areas, and those arrested will be charged in court,” stated Muhammed.



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