The Police in Anambra says it has arrested 151 suspected criminals and cultists following raids on criminal hideouts in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra State Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday in Awka, the Anambra state capital.
According to him, the police raid took place between April 1 and April 16, 2019, and the command recovered weapons and substances suspected to be cannabis sativa.
The Police PRO said; “Between April 1 and April 16, the State Command has arrested 151 suspected cultists from various parts of the state.
“We arrested 16 suspected cultists at Okija, 12 arrested at Nanka, 11 suspects at Nkwelle and nine arrested at Ogidi area.
“Our men equally arrested eight suspects in Awka, 14 suspects from Ajali /Oko, 18 suspects were also caught from Enugwu Ukwu /Nimo/Nise, 12 suspects arrested at Fegge/Awada.
“The command also arrested 13 suspects from Inland Town in Onitsha, seven from Achalla, four suspects from Urum and three from Ogbunike while 15 were arrested at Amawbia and nine from Ukwulu /Ukpo respectively,” he added.
Mohammed restated the commitment of the command to wipe out criminalities in the state and urged residents in the state to report any suspicious persons or movements to the nearest police station or call the emergency number 07039194332 for prompt response.