Three students of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University have been arrested by the police in Niger State over their alleged involvement in c¥ltism.
The command’s spokesperson, Wasiu Abiodun, in a statement on Wednesday, August 9, said the suspects were arrested following credible intelligence.
He identified the suspects as: Tanko Augustine Solomon, 27, of Maikunkele, Idris Hamza, 25, of Maikunkele and Idris Hayatullahi, 25, of Lokoja, Kogi State.
According to the PPRO, the suspects were arrested in their various residences, off-campus in Lapai.
“During interrogation, the suspects claimed to be IBBU students, as Tanko confessed that they belong to the Neo-black movement (NBM) and his mission was to initiate more students from the school to fi¥ht for the black racism movement.
Further investigation revealed that Tanko has been leading fi¥hts to other campuses and that he sev£red his stepmother’s left hand recently over a mere argument at Maikunkele area of Minna.
Exhibits recovered from Tanko Solomon include; One locally-made pistol with five cartridges, two axes, one red regalia with the inscription of NBM, two packets of white candles and eight pieces of red candles. One packet of razor blades, two mosquito spray, two lighters, and four kola nuts,” the PPRO said.