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Cult Clashes Claim Thirteen Lives In Anambra Capital, Police Arrest Man With AK-47

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A wave of violence attributed to clashes between rival cult groups has left a grim toll of thirteen casualties in Awka, the capital city of Anambra State, spanning Easter Sunday to Monday.

The cycle of bloodshed appears unrelenting, with reports indicating plans for retaliatory attacks by opposing factions within the state capital.

On Easter Sunday, four individuals fell victim to an unidentified cult group in Awka, reportedly operating with two SUV vehicles sporting tinted windows.

The following day, Easter Monday, tragedy struck again as nine more lives were claimed during an Easter celebration at a local bar, allegedly targeted by rival groups.

Initial reports suggest that the chain of violence was triggered by the killing of a former member of one group in his mid-forties at Amansea town, inciting a retaliatory onslaught that resulted in the death of nine individuals on Monday.

However, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, asserted that the Command was not officially informed of the killings. He dispelled rumors of an alleged incident at Ekeh Awka’s main market, clarifying that investigations revealed no such occurrence.

Meanwhile, amidst the turmoil, law enforcement intercepted a man carrying an AK-47 rifle in Awada, Idemili North Local Government Area.

In an official statement, SP Ikenga disclosed, “The man, on sighting the Police, took to his heels and was chased until he was caught and overpowered.” Upon inspection of the bag he carried, an AK-47 Rifle with breech No. 25008266 was discovered.

The suspect confessed that the weapon was intended for use in a confrontation with a rival cult faction.

The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Aderemi Adeoye, hailed the vigilance of the officers involved in the seizure. He has ordered a thorough investigation to uncover all parties involved in the illegal arms trade, including an alleged financier overseas.

CP Adeoye reiterated the Command’s commitment to crime prevention and detection, urging all personnel to redouble their efforts in safeguarding the people of the state.




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