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Two confirmed dead in latest Awka cult war

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By O’star Eze


Two persons were reportedly over the weekend in parts of , Anambra State capital in a renewed . Orient Daily gathered that one of the victims was by suspected rival cultists on Sunday morning at Umukwa village, near Eke market. A reliable source alleged that another victim by cultists at Dike park on Saturday.

An eye witness told Orient Daily that they were going to church when they heard gun shots and people scampered to safety. ” We later saw the boy lying on the ground at the place where the gun shots were fired and blood all over him”, the witness who spoke on the basis of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the matter said.

The officer in charge of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Awkuzu, CSP Pat Agbazue, who the incident, informed the reporter that the victim was found from bullet wounds behind Sterling Bank and that preliminary investigations reveal that he was a victim of cult killing.

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He also disclosed that the and three expended cartridges were found near the corpse adding that no arrests had been made as at the time of file of report.

In his words, “We are still investigating the matter. However, we recovered the corpse alongside and three expended cartridges and preliminary investigation reveals that he was a victim of cult killing.”

Orient Daily also gathered that a young man in Nodu Awka, about a week ago by suspected cultists. The source claimed that there was an ongoing between members of the Vikings and Black Axe confraternities.

Confirming the second killing, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed said that it was yet to be if the Dike park victim was killed by cultists. He said, “I can confirm that a young man was shot in Dike park on Saturday evening but it is yet to be established that the killing is cultism related. It is only the ongoing investigation that will establish this.”

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Mohammed also stated that he was unaware of any cult clash ongoing in the state’s capital adding that he was going to verify the validity of the claim.

It would be recalled that several deaths have been recorded since the cult killings in Awka which witnessed a crescendo during two months ago. Though the cause of the war is not clear, speculations have it that it is a battle for supremacy.


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