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In Rivers Army arrests 17 suspected cult members

The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 2 Brigade, Captain Eli Lazarus said various arms and ammunitions were recovered, including dynamites.

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The Nigerian Army in Rivers state, announced that it has arrested 17 suspected cult members and armed robbers.

Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 2 Brigade, Captain Eli Lazarus said various arms and ammunitions were recovered, including dynamites.

He also added that the arrested suspects will be handed over to the appropriate authorities as soon as possible.

According to Punch, Lazarus said “The 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army has stepped up its operations to stem the tide of criminal activities in its areas of responsibility. To this end, several raid operations were conducted on suspected criminal/cultists hideouts.

“Therefore, the public is hereby enjoined to continue to provide security agencies useful and timely information that could lead assist in arresting criminals in the society.”

Punch also reports that the Army spokesperson listed the following arms recovered from the hoodlums: 16 AK 47 rifles, five General Purpose Machine Guns, two fabrique national rifles, six pump action rifles, 11 dane guns and three G-3 rifles, three G-3 magazines, 11 fabrique national magazines, 15 AK 47 rifle magazines, 508 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 313 rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition, two Berratta pistols, three cartridges, 14 rounds of 0.9mm ammunition and two revolver pistols.

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