The Lokogoma area of Abuja has been under the siege of marauders alleged to be Cultists since Friday night.
Reports from the area that has been flood devastated is that the group of cultists came with dangerous weapons like machete, cudgels and their strong knives invading homes and injuring several people while demanding for their valuables.
Most people who were not ready to speak as they were in anguish however volunteered pathetic photographs.
It was learnt that the bandits were asking for jewelries, phones, laptops and carting away whatever they can lay their hands upon while those who confronted or resisted them were severely injured.
The FCT police command confirmed that the boys were traced to the bush abandoning two ‘Keke NAPEP’ vehicles with which they operated.
According to CSP Emeka John whose station had to assist the Kabusa station in confronting the cultist’s onslaught, four of the cultists who were arrested have been transferred to the FCT SARS command.
It was learnt that The FCT command will soon call the Press to brief them about cults operation in the face of Shiite confrontation which claimed the life of the FCT Deputy Commissioner of Police on the day he bought cake to celebrate his baby’s two years birthday. A Youth Corps member serving with Channels Television, Abuja also died from a stray bullet. Both victims have since been buried.
The Abuja Police Command is security sensitive and has zero tolerance for any breach of security.
Lokogoma, a settlement about 10 kilometers from the city center was earlier in the week flooded and the Abuja Branch of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is yet to locate the FCT Director of Finance, Mr. Tony Okecheme whose official vehicle was taken away by the flood with him and his driver in their rescue operation. The Directors’ driver was saved by local divers but the Director is yet to be located since Wednesday.