Anambra cult war: 3 dead, wheelbarrow pusher killed by stray bullet | Dailytrust

Anambra cult war: 3 dead, wheelbarrow pusher killed by stray bullet

Three people have been reportedly killed as rival cult groups clashes in Awka, while a wheebarrrow pusher was also felled by a stray bullet fired a by soldier chasing after cultists.

Daily Trust gathered that rivalry cult war  was  said to have started on Saturday night  in Awka with sporadic gunshots.

The whelbarow pusher was said to have been shot   at the  Eke-Awka market  roundabout when the soldiers were chasing the cultists .

A source in Awka  said  that the cult fight started  on Saturday, and  there have been serveral  shootouts in different parts of the state capital.

The killing by a stray bullet comes a few days after a cult war claimed no fewer than seven lives and property in Okija community, in the Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the incident, the  Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ikenga Tochukwu said only two person were killed .

He also stated that two-person have been arrested in connection of the cult war in the area.

According to him, “the Police Operatives have arrested two  persons suspected to have been involved in clashes between rival cult groups in the early hours of 28th March 2021, along, Ifite Awka, Zik’s Avenue in Awka South LGA, which led to the death of two yet unidentified young men, whose bodies have been deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.”

Meanwhile, adequate security has been put in  place to forestall further escalation of the incidence, while full-scale investigation has commenced.

 

 

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