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Police arrest suspected cultist in Ebonyi, recover firearms

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The Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested a suspected member of Black Axe Confraternity, a cult group.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joshua Ukandu, confirmed this on Sunday in Abakaliki.

“On Saturday, police operatives on patrol arrested a suspected member of the Black Axe Confraternity at Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi.

“Police recovered three locally-made pistols, six live cartridges, one live 7.62mm and three live 9mm ammunition from the suspect.

“The suspect confessed to being a member of the Black Axe Confraternity,” he added.

According to him, the suspected cultist is also a member of the proscribed Eastern Security Network, an affiliate of the equally-proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

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Ukandu said the supect will be arraigned upon the conclusion of investigation.

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