NSUKKA----- Four suspected armed cultists have been arrested by the Ngwuru Neighbourhood Watch members at Nsukka, Enugu state.
The suspects were apprehended Monday at Ogbaegu in the area by Ngwuru Neighbourhood Watch in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Chairman of the neighbourhood watch, Ferdinand Onah, told newsmen in Nsukka that the boys who were in their early 20s were apprehended following intelligence reports from the residents.
Onah further said that the cultists were 15 in number, pointing out that his men are still on the trail of the other 11 to arrest them.
His words," We have been monitoring them overtime because of their activities in our area. They are always in twos in their motorcycles and they always carry their bags where they hide guns and others items for operations.
"When we got intelligence reports about their activity in the neighbourhood, I positioned my men in strategic locations. That was when we saw two boys with bags speeding with motorcycle towards our direction. We ordered them to stop but they refused. We then chased them with our own motorcycles until they jumped from it and started running. We also pursued and nabbed them.
"We discovered guns and other items in their bag. While we were with them, we got another report that two of them were also caught by our men at Ogbaegu. We brought them together and handed them over to the police who transferred them to Enugu for further investigation.
"They were about 15 in number but others ran away. We are still searching for them. They have been robbing the residents and snatching motorcycles."
He however, lamented over what he said was "lack of adequate supports from authorities and stakeholders, stressing that his patrol vehicle was taken away from him; making it impossible for him to operate optimally.