Anambra: Three gunned down in renewed cult war 

At least three men were gunned down on Wednesday afternoon across different locations in Awka, the Anambra  state capital city.

According to a source, one was killed at Umubelle village in Awka, while the other two were shut down opposite headquarters of a popular Pentecostal cburch at Unizik temporary site, Okpuno, both in Awka South local government area. gathered that the attackers suspected to be cultists drove-in with tricycles.

Reacting, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Anambra state Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the attack at the Unizik temporary site, said it was carried out by a suspected rival cult group.

“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. 

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“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,” he said.

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