Nigeria: Benue State Police Disrupt Arms Production Syndicate, Apprehend Ritualist, and Thwart Robbery Gang
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Vanguard News reports that Benue State Police Command recently dismantled an arms manufacturing syndicate in Adikpo-Vandeikya.
The operation also resulted in the apprehension of suspected armed robbers and ritualists in Makurdi. About 20 suspects were arrested, including Fater Terkula and Jem Demesugh.
Firearms, ammunition, tools, and a motorcycle were seized from their hideout. Additionally, robbery suspects Ushahemba Ayoough and Jeremiah Ugborgo were arrested, and a locally fabricated barretta pistol was recovered. Another arrest involved a suspected ritualist, Godspower Oghenerumu, and his accomplices conducting ritual activities in Makurdi. Investigations into these cases are ongoing.