2 killed in cult war in Awka



Two youths were shot dead in Awka in what appeared to be a cult war.

Police spokesman in Anambra, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed incident, said operatives had been drafted to scene to prevent further breakdown of law and other.

Ikenga said preliminary findings suggested were killed by members of a rival cult group.

“It is an incident involved suspected attack by a rival cult group. victims were rushed to hospital and confirmed dead on arrival by a medical doctor.

“A combined team of anti-cult operatives and divisional police personnel led by the Divisional Police Officer, ` Awka, is right at the scene.

is still on-going,’’ Ikenga said.

The occurred near a new generation church where tricycle operators had an .

A resident who witnessed the incident said the assailants arrived in a tricycle and opened fire on the victims, them in the process.

The source said the were toll collectors for the tricycle union in the unit and the attack had no bearing to protracted cult wars which had resulted in the of many youths in Awka.