Two killed in Awka cult clash

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Two persons suspected to be cultists were allegedly gunned down on Friday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, during a clash between rival cult groups.

An eyewitness, Mr Ike Odi, said the clash happened at Ukwuoji bus stop, along Zik’s Avenue, at about 11 am.

He said that the hoodlums, numbering about five, invaded the area in a tinted-glass car and shot their victims.

“We were all there when it happened. Immediately gunshots started going up in the air, everyone scampered for safety, and the cultists used the opportunity to escape,” Odi said.

The Anambra State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, could not confirm the killing of anyone but admitted that there was shooting in the area.

He said: “There is no information like that before me. Police operatives have intensified patrols within Awka following the sound of gunshots at Ukwuoji bus stop in Awka. Information gathered at the scene from the eyewitnesses showed it is cult-related.”

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