The Kwara State Police Command has confirmed the arrest and detention of no fewer than sixteen cultists suspected to be members of the Eiye and Aiye confraternities in the Oloje/Okoolowo area of Ilorin, the state capital.
Mr Mohammed Bagega, the State Commissioner of Police, revealed in a statement that the suspects, consisting of 12 males and four females, were arrested while on a revenge mission in the area.
According to the State CP, the suspects were arrested wielding weapons, including guns, machetes, axes, charms, wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, and other items to be used in the foiled attack.
He said; “We immediately dispatched the newly created anti-cultists team, in collaboration with the vigilantes, to storm the area before they struck.
“The effort paid off as 16 suspected cultists, males and females, wielding weapons, including guns, machetes, axes, charms, wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, and other items to be used in the foiled attack, were arrested,” Mr Mohammed added.
He also informed that the suspects, in their statements, confessed to be members of the two cults.
The CP said, “If not for our effort, they would have unleashed unmitigated terror on residents and we all know their trademark, death.”