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Man shot dead as rival cult groups clash in Anambra

A yet to be identified young man has been killed as rival cult groups war rages on in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

The victim was said to have been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be cultists around Ukwuoji area of Awka at 8:45 am on Monday morning, April 12.

The State Police Command spokesman, DSP Ikenganya Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident in a phone chat with the Tribune, said investigation is ongoing.

“It is a cult-related incident, that happened on April 12, 2021, around Ukwuoji this morning. Police operatives are currently on the ground there. I will avail you more details shortly.” he stated.

The recent killing is coming five days after three young men were killed at different locations in Awka.

One youth was killed in Umubele, while the other two were killed in Okpuno in Awka South council area.

An eyewitness said that four young men alighted from a tricycle and opened fire on the boys at Okpuno.

“Nobody is safe in Awka nowadays. These boys kill themselves on a daily basis, but the worst part of it is that policemen are helpless.” the witness said.

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