Killings: Police raid black spots in Ekiti

Killings: Police raid black spots in Ekiti

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 7:22 pm

Police officers

The police in Ekiti have commenced the raid of black spots in the state following the recent killings in the state.

The spokesman of the police in the state, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, told newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday that the raid would continue until those behind the killings were arrested.

He said those arrested included suspected cultists and persons with no fixed addresses.

Ikechukwu could,  however,  not confirm the exact figure of those so far arrested since Tuesday when the raids began.

He said the target of the command was to raid all black spots in line with the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Bello Ahmed, following the killing of Mr  Bunmi Ojo who was a  Personal Assistant to former Gov.  Segun Oni.

NAN reports that Ojo was killed on Friday  night at Adebayo Area of Ado Ekiti  by gunmen.

Another yet to be identified person was also killed in Ado Ekiti on Monday.

Ikechukwu further said: “We have been raiding even before the July 14 election, but we intensified efforts on a mass raid when the killings were becoming incessant

” We need to curb such unwholesome situation and this will continue until normalcy returns.

“We are quite aware of the fact that when raids are conducted, some innocent people may be arrested and that was why our men normally screen people to know  their identities

” But I can confirm to you that many of those arrested are suspected cultists and our people should not exhibit fear.’’

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