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OPWS troops arrest 40 cultists in Benue


[FILE] Benue

The Force Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), Maj. Gen. Adeyemi Yekini has disclosed that no fewer than 40 suspected cultists were arrested in Benue State during the yuletide season.

Yekini, who made the disclosure to newsmen yesterday, in Makurdi explained that the arrested suspects were handed over to the police, adding that his troops recovered two weapons at Ikpayongo town, Gwer East Local Government area of the state last Thursday.

He noted that between December and now, there had been relative peace in the state, adding that the OPWS has made new deployments of troops to flashpoints to curtail any threat to security.

“Just two days ago (Thursday) we made new deployments of troops to some areas just to ensure that every area is secure. You can see that for sometime now there has been relative peace in the state.

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