Police Arrest Members Of Black Axe, Legislator Killers, Retired Officer

Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) officials have arrested 11 students from Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, Edo state.

They were arrested for alleged criminal conspiracy, cultism and illegal possession of prohibited firearms.

Force Public Relations (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi paraded them during a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

The suspects were arrested at various locations in Ekpoma in July after information about the activities of cult groups.

Adejobi said they confessed to being members of the Black Ax Brotherhood, better known as Aye.

Two AK-47 rifles, three pump action shotguns, a locally made pistol and two AK47 magazines were recovered.

Others include 22 live rounds of AK47 ammunition, 17 rounds of K2 live ammunition and three live rounds.

The PRO also announced that IRT agents have arrested four suspects in Bauchi for criminal conspiracy, wrongful death and kidnapping.

They were arrested in June after information about the actions of a notorious bandit group operating in the state and its environs.

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The spokesman said they were involved in a number of kidnappings and armed robberies.

In August 2020, they allegedly murdered Musa Mante, 58, a former member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly.

They also kidnapped three relatives of the late lawmaker when they attacked his residence.

Adejobi added that the gang also confessed to the murder of a retired police officer serving as a Divisional Police Officer in Tafawa Balewa.

Police Arrest Members Of Black Axe, Legislator Killers, Retired Officer

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