At least three persons suspected to be cultists were killed on Wednesday afternoon after rival cult groups clashed at different locations in Awka, Anambra State capital.
One person was killed at Umubelle village in Awka, while the other two were shut dead opposite the headquarters of a popular pentecostal church at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) temporary site in Okpuno, both in Awka South Local Government Area.
The attackers drove tricycles around the city and started attacking people, eyewitnesses told Daily Trust.
DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the Public Relations Officer of the Anambra Police Command, 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.