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.
Odogwublog.com 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.
“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.