Pandemonium in Awka as cult clash claims two

Pandemonium in Awka as cult clash claims two

There was pandemonium in Awka, Anambra State on Friday following shootings by rival cult groups in the area.

About two persons suspected to be cultists were reportedly gunned down during the clash which occurred around Ukwuoji bus stop, along Zik’s Avenue.

An eyewitness, Onyekachi Onuorah who put the time of the incident at about 11am, said the incident caused traffic jam along the road as buses and tricycles stopped suddenly, while others made U-turn to escape for their lives. 

He said the hoodlums numbering about five invaded the area in a tinted glass car, and shot down their victims and thereafter shot indiscriminately into the air, before they escaped.

“We were all there when it happened, and immediately gunshots started going up in the air, everyone scampered for safety, and the cultists used the opportunity to escape,” he said.

Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga could not confirm the killing of anyone, but admitted that there was shooting in the area.

He said: “There is no information like that before me. Police operatives have intensified patrols within Awka following the sound of gunshot at Ukwuoji bus stop in Awka.

“Information gather at the scene from the eyewitnesses shows it is cult related,” he added

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