The Bauchi State Police Command has detained four individuals believed to be part of a cult group in connection with an initiation event conducted across from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Gubi Campus.
According to a statement released on Friday, September 8, 2023, by the command’s spokesperson, SP Mohammed Wakil, ongoing efforts are being made to apprehend the accomplices who managed to escape.
“On 03/09/2023 at about 1700hrs operatives of the Command acted on credible Intelligence and arrested four suspected cult members namely; Eric Nuhu ‘m’ aged 23yrs a 500-level student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi, Zaharaddeen Hassan ‘m’ aged 19yrs old an ND one (1) student of Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Felix John ‘m’ aged 24yrs of HND one (1) student of Federal Polytechnic Bauchi and Daniel Masaka of Karu LGA of Nassarawa State,” the statement read.
“During interrogation, the first and second suspects confessed to have been invited by one of their classmates named Abbas Apeh ‘m’, a 500-level student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi and were initiated into the cultism group on 02/09/2023 around midnight while the third and fourth suspects confessed to have since been members of the cult group for long known as Black axe, they were invited by their group members to join the initiation event of the newcomers, which took place in an outskirt of Bauchi, opposite ATBU Gubi Campus, along Kano-Bauchi road
“Efforts are on top gear to arrest the fleeing accomplices, after which the suspects will be charged to Court for prosecution of the established Offences accordingly.”