The Police Command in Enugu claimed it had arrested 25 suspected members of the Black Axe Ayes confraternity. They comprise students in tertiary and secondary schools in the state. Superintendent Ebere Amaraizu, the spokesperson for the police in the state, said the suspects were arrested 1.00am, at Obeagu-Amechi Awkunanaw Forest in Enugu during their initiation.
The police said they recovered from the suspects a locally-made single barrel pistol, one cut-to-size single-barrel gun, four live cartridges and six expended cartridges. The police said investigation was ongoing.