By Chinwe Imo-Eze Onwosi

Police in Ebonyi have arrested a suspected member of Black Axe Confraternity, a cultists group.

Police spokesman in the state, DSP Joshua Ukandu, stated on Sunday in Abakaliki, that the arrest took place on Saturday.

Ukandu said “On Saturday, police operatives on patrol arrested a suspected member of the Black Axe Confraternity at Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi.

“Police recovered three locally-made pistols, six live cartridges, one live 7.62mm and three live 9mm ammunition from the suspect.

“The suspect confessed to being a member of the Black Axe Confraternity.

“It is suspected that he is also a member of the proscribed Eastern Security Network, an affiliate of the equally-proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra.

“He will be arraigned upon the conclusion of investigation,’’ Ukandu stated

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