Six suspected cultists were apprehended by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, who also recovered two locally made pistols.
The suspects were arrested in a hotel in Calabar, according to the Cross River State Commandant, Mr Samuel Fadeyi.
According to Fadeyi, who took over as Commandant of the Corps in the state on June 15, no suspected criminal will go unpunished, and the six suspects are being profiled. He also stated that arrested suspects will be prosecuted under his watch.
“Within my first week of arrival, some group of boys lodged in a hotel where I kept my escorts and on the basis of suspicion, we had to raid them.
“After the arrest, we found two locally made pistols with them. We are currently profiling the suspects as we speak,” he said.
The command, according to Fadeyi, has zero tolerance for vandalism, oil theft, transformer theft, and adulteration of petroleum products, which can result in explosions and health risks.
He said the Command was currently conducting a risk-threat assessment of the state’s critical infrastructure, beginning with Calabar, the state capital.
This came as he reaffirmed his Command’s commitment to preventing crime in the state, as well as its collaboration with other security agencies.