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Return of cult killings in Awka? Six killed on Easter Sunday


At least six people were killed in Awka, the capital of Anambra State on Easter Monday.

A source told THE RAZOR that not fewer that six persons were gunned down in the city, during the Easter celebration.

It was gathered that while some were felled at Okpuno area, behind Juhel, some happened around Eke Awka area and Obinagu.

One of the incident was said to have happened at Opposite Dike Park, around the Eke Awka Market, in Awka, the State capital, where the rampaging cultists reportedly stormed the area in their numbers.

According to sources, the incident happened in the noon hours of Sunday, and also escalated to the Obinagu area, where some more persons were also gunned down by the cultists.

It was gathered that one of the persons hit by bullet was a staff of the Anambra State Judiciary, simply identified as Mr. Nwofor, who was said to be innocently going about his normal business before the cultists struck.

This was corroborated by a video currently trending on the social media, showing bodies of two of the persons gunned down in the Eke Awka environ. While one of the victims was seen still struggling in pains for his dear life in the pool of his blood beside his motorcycle where he fell, passersby were seen scampering for their safety.

A resident of Awka who did not want his name mentioned said: “I suspected that there will be cult killings this period.


“You know that most wanted cultists have left town, but during festive periods, they always come home to celebrate, and their rivals use the opportunity to pay them back for their past atrocities, which may include that they have killed their members.”

Awka which is notorious for cult activities have for sometime been peaceful, following threats by police authorities to deal with cultists.

Police has in the wake of cult threats arrested some cultists. There have also been reports of sponsors of cultists being arrested in the past.

Meanwhile, Police Public Relations Officer for the Anambra State Police Command, SP Ikenga Tochukwu, said there was no such report of Easter day cult killings before him.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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