Six suspected members of the Kalakato sect were arrested on Wednesday by the Kaduna State Police Command, after their hideout at Farakwai Village along the ever busy Kaduna-Zaria road, was raided.
Farakwai Village is about 40km away from the Kaduna metropolis.
The suspected terrorists are presently in detention at the police command’s headquarters, Kaduna.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Zubairu, said the six were alleged to be involved in human trafficking, robbery and possession of sophisticated weapons.
He said the case was reported to the command this month, explaining that following a tip-off, policemen raided the hideout, where six suspects were arrested.
Zubairu said they (suspects) would be charged to court for human trafficking, robbery and possession of fire arms.
He said, “The case was reported to the police on February 20 and we immediately swung into action, raided the place and arrested six but two others escaped.
“We are charging them for human trafficking, robbery, and been in possession of rifles”.
A security source added that when security operatives combed the hideout, a woman and two other boys, who had been held by the sect for years, were discovered.
The source also said one of the boys had been chained for several years.
He said the leader of the Kalakato sect was currently at large, adding that while the men of the command ransacked the large compound, weapons, including AK 47 rifles, several rounds of ammunition, machetes and other dangerous weapons, were recovered.
The leader of the Farakwai community, Malam Muhammadu Farakwai, who led some journalists to the compound, said the sect members activities was enveloped in secret and they had not been relating with other members of the larger Farakwai community as should be the case.
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