POLICE have raided some criminal hideouts in Delta State and apprehended seven suspected cultists, including a female, said to be terrorizing communities in the state.
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Detectives also pounced on a robbery gang and arrested a member while the gangsters were planning a robbery operation at Erho-Abraka community in the state.
Meanwhile, one of the suspected cultists, who escaped from the window of a police station, has been re-arrested by the police, but marauding cultists shot one Michael Onwuka on his leg and stomach with a locally made gun at Idumunei quarter, Issele-Uku.
Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, Muhammad Mustafa, who confirmed the separate incidents told Saturday Vanguard in Asaba: “Police received a distress call that suspected armed bandits were sighted at Erho Primary School, Abraka, while preparing for their operations. Patrol team/vigilante group swung into action, which led to the arrest of one of the suspects, Ovie of Erho village.”