The students whose identities were not disclosed were allegedly arrested during an initiation ceremony within the school premises.
The state Commissioner for Education, Dr. Uche Ejiogu, disclosed this at the weekend during the Inter House Sports competition at Eziachi Secondary School in Orlu Local Government Area of the state.
She said immediately she got alert on the situation, she dispatched a monitoring team from her office to the school.
Ejiogu said the students have been handed over to the chief security officer to the governor for further investigation.
The commissioner, who said those arrested will be punished adequately, warned students and pupils in the state to steer clear of cultism, adding that anyone caught would be made to face the law. (Daily Trust)