Nasarawa State: Police arrest 58 suspects in ‘Operation Puff Adder’
The suspects were said to have been involved in various crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping and cultism among others.
Longe explained that 16 out of the suspects were arrested for armed robbery, one for kidnapping, and 32 for cult-related activities.
According to him, some suspected cultists were arrested on Sunday from a hideout around the Karu, Masaka and Mararaba axis of the state during one of their events marking a special day.
A suspected kidnap kingpin, whose gang had been terrorising Udege village and environs in Nasarawa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, was also among those paraded.
Longe attributed the achievements of the command to the cooperation of members of the public through information and intelligence sharing.
He, therefore, urged them not to relent in their support for security and peace in the state.
Items recovered from the suspects include six firearms and ammunition, bows and arrows, machetes, motorcycle number plates, as well as one army uniform among others.