The Edo State command of the Nigerian Police Force has apprehended 27 persons, suspected to be cultists responsible for the death of about 15 people across the state in over a month of rival cult clashes.
Vanguard reports that the suspects were rounded up by 11 am by detectives around Upper Mission area of Benin-City.
Police Commissioner, Mr Foluso Adebanjo in reaction to the clashes has directed detectives across the state to burst suspected cultists.
The detectives stormed a house in Upper Mission area where the suspected cultists were having a meeting, with cache arms and other dangerous weapons recovered during the raid.
An unnamed source at the Edo police headquarters confirmed the incident saying: “We don’t want to react yet because we are still rounding them up. Many will still be arrested”.