JTF Arrests A Suspected Dreaded Cultist In Lokoja

The Joint Taskforce arrested a said to be a dreaded cultist leader , in Lokoja, Kogi State.

The dreaded cultist Musa Muhammed also know as  Ateke was declared wanted by security agencies in the state.

On Sunday night, September 26 he was detained at the Old Market area of Lokoja.

 According to Daily Post, Ateke, said to be a member of Eiye Confraternity had been linked to a countless horrible killings in Lokoja and its environs recently.

he was detained alongside with Ahmed Nana.

Alhaji Yahaya Usman, a Lokoja resident, told Daily Post “These dastardly acts committed by the daredevil cultist are no doubt punishable under the recently enacted law which prohibits cultism in Kogi State,”.

The publication alleged that some of his associates have started rallying to secure his release from military custody.

Another resident Yakubu Bello told the publication that “Sadly, this has been a major hiccup with security agencies as influential family members pervert the course of justice in curbing killings and other criminalities in the community,” 

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“Perpetrators of these acts usually have sponsors who easily get them released after committing these heinous crimes.”I can authoritatively inform you that some of his family members and associates are currently making moves to release him from military custody.”

Awelu Dauda, a trader in Old Market, called on the Kogi State Government to take drastic steps that would put a permanent end to serial killings by cultists in the community.

“We don’t sleep with our two eyes closed due to these unfortunate activities of cultists killing themselves and looting of our shops.

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“Sporadic shootings in the air, looting of shops and killing of innocent souls are the order of the day; this ugly incident must be put to rest in this ancient community.” he said

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