Police have apprehended two individuals identified as Hoomvez Martins Nyelong, aged 27, and Daniel Audu Adamu, aged 26, both students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi. They are suspected to be involved in the deaths of two individuals in Durum, a community near the Gubi Campus of the University in Bauchi State,leadership reports,

Additionally, Maigari Inuwa, aged 29, who claimed to be a graduate of the University of Jos (UniJos), has also been detained in connection with the incident. All suspects are believed to be associated with a notorious cult group.

The Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmad Mohammed Wakil, confirmed this development in a statement to journalists on Friday. He mentioned that a Durum community resident had alerted the Police at the ‘C’ Division after discovering the bodies of the victims separately dumped in the bush.

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Nyelong had deposited one of the corpses, identified as Reheboth Joseph Deshi, aged 32, while the identity of the other victim remains unknown.

Wakil stated, “The suspects were observed roaming in the area, and upon interrogation, failed to provide a satisfactory explanation for their presence.” He added that although both bodies showed no signs of physical injury, strangulation, or violence, the eyes of the second victim had been forcibly punctured.

Evidence recovered from the scene included pieces of razor blades, empty bottles of water and alcohol, sachets of water, candles, blood-stained sticks, and torn shorts.

While investigations are ongoing, Wakil assured that efforts are underway to dismantle their hideouts and apprehend other accomplices involved in the crime.


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