Over 30 suspects in connection with the bloody fight between rival cult gangs in Gboko town of Gboko Local Government Area have been arrested by the Police in Benue State.
According to reports, three people were reportedly killed during the supremacy battle between the rival cultists which happened at the weekend.
Speaking on the development, the spokesperson of the Benue State Police Command, SP Catherine Anene, told Daily Trust that the 30 arrested suspects were being transported to Makurdi.
“30 suspects were arrested. They are being brought to Makurdi as we speak so further details will be available later,” Anene said.
An witness disclosed that it took the Gboko Local Government Council Chairman, Issac Mtom intervention in collaboration with security agencies in the area to bring the situation under control.
Mtom had in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bright Antyo, who confirmed the death of three people during the clash, appeal for calm.
“The Chairman of Gboko Local Government Council has called on all residents of Gboko to remain calm and vigilant amidst a suspected clash between two rival cult groups.
“He made the call while receiving reports of the attacks carried out by groups which have allegedly claimed the lives of three youths. He reiterates his zero tolerance for any form of violence or activities capable of causing chaos and destabilizing the peace and security of Gboko LGA. He calls on youths to shun cultism as anyone caught will be made to face the law,” the statement read partly.