The Rivers State Police has arrested a group of armed robbers/cultists who have been a terror to a host of communities in Khana Local Government, including burgling the residence of an Army personnel.

On January 2, 2024, the Police arrested three armed robbers who are members of the Dey-well cult group in Khana Local Government Area.

The suspects have been identified as Thank-God Francis, 24,  Bariakpe Itaa, 26, and Golden Felix, 24, all from the Gbam Boue community in Khana LGA.

The Police responded to intelligence reports of the gang’s operations in Gbam-Boue, Kono-Boue and other neighbouring communities and promptly arrested them.

Items recovered from the gang, after searching their houses, include five pieces of military camouflage uniform, one pair of camouflage shoes, one military cap, one mobile police uniform, a small bag containing electrical tools, one live AK 47 7.6mm ammunition, one live cartridge, one solar panel, and some electrical wires suspected to have been stolen from one Gift Nuep ‘M,’ of Uegwere Boue Community, a serving military officer attached to Bornu State.

Members of the affected communities have been in a celebratory mood as they rejoice over the arrest of the criminals who had been terrorising them for over two years.  The suspects are in custody while investigations ongoing.

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