By Tony Edike
ENUGU–THE Nigerian Army, Friday, paraded twenty cultists who allegedly forced some female students to have sex with themselves.
Parading the suspected cultists at 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, Assistant Director, Public Relations of the Division, Lt Col Sagir Musa, said that 19 cultists belonging to six different cult groups were arrested in their hideouts in Agbani by troops of 82 Division Garrison Anti Kidnapping Unit between July 8 and 12, this year.
He stated that a patrol team of 103 Battalion moved to the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) following sporadic gunshots at the institution on July 4 and arrested one of the perpetrators of the crime identified as Mr Franklin Anikwe with 5 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
The General Officer Commanding the 82 Division, Major General Sarkin Bello , Musa disclosed, consequently directed that a thorough investigation be carried out in order to fish out the perpetrator.
The Army spokesman disclosed further that “ it was the preliminary investigation conducted by division’s intelligence group that led to the arrest of the 19 other members of different cult groups.
The patrol team, according to him, recovered 4 locally made pistols, 10AA cartridges and video clip where some female students were forced to have illicit sex with themselves during the raid.
Musa said 10 telephones handsets including the one used for recording female students that were brutally forced to have immoral sexual intercourse with themselves were also recovered from the hideouts of the cultists.
“It was such a nasty , terrible, brutal situation where cultists captured female students and forced them to have sexual intercouse with themselves.
“ It is worthy of note that the cultist have been freely raping girls, maltreating their colleagues at will and committing all manners of atrocities on campus and at Agbani general area of Enugu City” he stated.
Musa further stated that the arrested cultists and items recovered from their hideouts would be handed over to the Nigerian Police Force for further action