While Nigerians were busy lamenting the pain of not being able to celebrate Easter the usual way, our brothers in Anambra were busy in a cult clash which later resulted in the death of six people.

The clash happened on Sunday, in Awka, the capital of Anambra State.


It all started when armed men suspected to be members of rival cult groups attacked some areas in the Okpuno area, around Eke Awka and Obinagu.

A similar incident was also recorded at Opposite Dike Park, around Eke Awka Market, all in Awka, the state’s capital.

Although, the reason for the shooting is yet to be officially ascertained, one of the sources who spoke to journalists said the rampaging armed men might have engaged one another in a supremacy battle.


The Picnic

Those killed during the attack were on their way for a picnic and other social functions.

“That was when the rampaging armed men stormed the area in their numbers and started shooting sporadically.”

A resident in one of the areas said: “The victims were on their way to different functions when they were killed by the bullets from the armed men who stormed the area at about noon on Sunday.

“The incident also escalated to other areas, where some more persons were also gunned down by the armed men suspected to be cultists”.


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It was gathered that one of the persons hit by bullet was a staff of the Anambra State Judiciary.


He was identified as Nwofor, and was said to be on his way to a function before the armed men struck.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the police in the state, SP Ikenga Tochukwu, said he was yet to receive a report on the cult clash.


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