Police arrest six Kaduna sect’s members, recover arms

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The Kaduna State Police Command on Wednesday raided a suspected terrorist hideout at Farakwai Village along the Kaduna-Zaria road, arresting no fewer than six suspected members of the Kalakato sect.

Farakwai Village is about 40km away from the Kaduna metropolis.

Six of the members are now cooling off their feet behind bars at the command’s headquarters.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Zubairu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the six were alleged to be involved in human trafficking, robbery and possession of sophisticated weapons.

He said the case was reported to the command this month, explaining that following a tip-off, operatives of the command stormed the hideout, where six suspects were arrested.

Zubairu said they(suspects) would be charged to court for humam trafficking, robbery and possession of fire arms.

He said, “The case was reported to the police on February 20 and we immediately swung into action, raided the place and arrested six but two others escaped.

“We are charging them for human trafficking, robbery, and been in possession of rifles.”

A source said when security operatives combed the hideout, “we discovered a woman and two other boys, who had been in the custody of the sect for years.”

He said they also discovered that the boy had been chained for several years.

He said the leader of the Kalakato sect was currently at large, adding that while the men of the command ransacked the large compound, weapons, including AK 47 rifles, several rounds of ammunition, machetes and other dangerous weapons were found.

The leader of the Farakwai community, Malam Muhammadu Farakwai who led some journalists to the compound, said the sect members were so discreet and had not been relating with other members of the larger Farakwai community.

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