Police in Sabon-Gari, Zaria, Kaduna State have arrested 13 cult and robbery suspects.

The acting spokesman of the police in the state, ASP Mansir Hassan, stated on Monday in Zaria that the cultists had already confessed to being members of the Eiye Confraternity.

“They came from different tertiary institutions across the country and chose a part of Zaria as their rendezvous for initiation rituals,’’ he stated.

Hassan explained that the cultists stormed the Zaria community on Sunday, armed with machetes and other dangerous weapons.

They allegedly broke into homes, injured and robbed the inhabitants before fleeing into a nearby forest, he added.

The spokesman stated that police operatives trailed the assailants to their hideout in the forest and arrested 13 of them while others fled.

He added that those arrested are cooperating with the police in the effort to arrest other gang members.

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