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Cultists Resume War, Gun Down 5 in Awka

By Izunna Okafor

In the view of the ongoing cult war in Awka, the capital city of Anambra State, unidentified cultists have struck again and gunned down at least 3 rival cult members.

According to an eyewitnesse, one of the three victims was gunned down at Umubelle village in Awka, while the other two were shot down opposite headquarters of Living Faith Church (a.k.a Winners Church) at Unizik Temporary Site, Okpuno, both in Awka South Local Government Area.

It was disclosed that the attackers suspected to be cultists drove into the scenes with tricycles, executed their mission and zoomed immediately.

Confirming the attacks, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Anambra State Police Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said they were carried out by a suspected rival cult group.

He said, “It is an incident that involved a suspected attack by a rival cult group. The victims were rushed to the hospital and confirmed dead by a medical doctor on arrival. 

“Meanwhile, the combined team of anti-cult operatives and divisional police personnel led by DPO ‘B’ Division Awka is right at the scene. Investigation is ongoing to unravel the perpetrators of this barbaric act."

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