27 suspects have been arrested after the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven conducted series of raid operations on the hideouts of criminals and cultists in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.
The Commander of the Task Force, Major General Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, disclosed this on Saturday while parading the suspects at the Operation Safe Haven Headquarters in Jos.
Okonkwo said the suspects were arrested at various locations within the metropolis where the activities of cultists have been on the rise in recent times.
Those apprehended included six females and their associates from peoples and Tripple Hotels in Apata area, Westside, Rukuba road, Jenta Adamu and Jenta Miango areas.
Items recovered in the course of the raid included three locally fabricated pistols, knives, machetes and some ammunition.
Similarly, number of drug barons were also arrested but have handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further action.