The media officer of the Special Taskforce on Jos crisis STF, Ikedichi Iweha, an Army Captain, has confirmed the arrest of 25 suspected students’ cultists.
Mr. Iweha said they were arrested in the early hours of Tuesday, during a raid on their campuses.
He explained that the raid on the students’ hostels were carried out by a joint force between STF and members of the Department of State Security at the instance of the school authorities to curtail cultism in campuses.
According to Mr. Iweha, the school authorities demanded for the operations following increasing cases of cult activities among students of the two institutions.
He revealed that some students of the University of Jos were found three months ago, dead due to cultist activities.
Mr. Iweha, however, said a few of the students have been released, but those found to be members of the cult group shall undergo further investigations.