At least 15 people have been arrested in Akwa Ibom State on suspicion they were involved in cult-related activities.
The State Police Command said the suspects were nabbed in Eket local government area.
Police Spokesman SP Odiko Macdon told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that officers raided a popular spot at Afaha Ukwa, a hostspot for criminal activities in Eket.
“We have arrested 15 suspected cultists during the raid on criminal hideouts in Eket and its environs,” he said on Friday. “If you raid and make an arrest of 15, it does not mean that all of them are guilty.”
Reports says renewed cult war in Eket started on the 21st of June, and that three suspected cult members have lost their lives so far.
Continuing, Macdon said, “you can’t arrest 15 people now through raiding because of cult activities and believe that there are no innocent persons amongst them”.