Army Arrests 17 Cultists

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom-Emmanuel

The 2 Brigade Nigeria Army says it has arrested 17 cultists with assorted arms and ammunition in Oku Iboku, Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

A statement signed by Capt. Shuaib Umar, spokesman of the brigade, and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Uyo, said that the arrest followed a successful raid on hideouts of armed cultists at Oku and Itu bridges.

The bridges are located at the boundary between Akwa Ibom and Cross River States.

“During the raid, we arrested 17 cultists with assorted arms and ammunition including two G3 rifles, two pump action rifles, five locally made pump action rifles, and four G3 magazines.

“We also recovered 16 machetes, 125 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO, 223 live cartridges, among others.

“Also recovered were a pair of military camouflage uniform, a camouflage T shirt, camouflage singlet, a cardigan, 10…

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