The Benue State Police Command said on Monday that its men have arrested 59 persons in connection with the recent cult-related crises in some parts of Makurdi, the state capital.
Recall that several people were injured and property worth millions of Naira destroyed during the crisis.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Moses Yamu while announcing the arrests, stated that the command had already deployed additional personnel to the affected parts of the town to restore peace and order as well as to check the spread of the crisis.
The PPRO said the arrested suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.
He advised Makurdi residents not to panic as security operatives were in control of the situation.
Governor Samuel Ortom had during an emergency stakeholders meeting in Makurdi at the weekend, appealed to parents and guardians, to advise their children and wards against involvement in cult activities.
He warned that his administration would neither condone cult activities nor spare anyone culpable of the act.