Police arrest 21 persons for killing witches

Police arrest 21 persons for killing witches

The Police have confirmed the arrest of 21 suspects, in connection with the killing of seven persons, allegedly through witchcraft, in a village in Adamawa.

Aliyu Adamu, Commissioner of Police in the state, at a news conference on Monday in Yola, confirmed arrest of the suspects from Dasin Bwate, Fufore Local Government Area jof the state.

Adamu said that the arrest, and many other achievements, was as a result of the cordial working relationship between the command and other sister agencies, hunters and vigilantes, and as well as the Police’s zero tolerance for corruption.

“I want to state that the officers have keyed into the zero tolerance for corruption drive, which has reduced tremendously.

“The Command has apprehended, investigated and prosecuted about 1,146 suspects for various offences in various courts of competent jurisdictions, 426 suspects had already been convicted while 720 are now awaiting trial.

“These sacrifices yielded positive result, such as the arrest of 21 suspects in connection with the recent killing of seven persons in Dasin Bwate. The case is under investigation, while the area is calm,” Adamu said.

According to the Commissioner, the command was also able to dislodge and apprehend more than 400 radical armed Shilla Boys, who were terrorising people in Yola and environs, and that the suspects were charged and prosecuted accordingly.

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