1 killed in Anambra during cult clash
It was an unfortunate scenario for a young man has he got killed by a rival cult group. The person who has been identified as Igwe Omeli was said to have been shot dead during a clash between rival cult groups at the popular Eke Awka market in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State yesterday.
The victim was killed in crossfire while members of the rival cult groups were engaging in a supremacy battle over the control of the market.
The deceased was suspected to be one of the leaders of the Aye cult group in the market.
A source in the market who spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons confirmed to our correspondent that it was a clash between the Baga and Aye cult groups in the market.
The source said, “The clash is related to market politics, but the man killed was the person they always used in terrorising us to comply with certain agenda. Any time the leadership wants to enforce any agenda, he is the person and others they used.
“The Baga cult group members were pursuing Omeli and he ran into the market to mobilise his boys to rescue him and unfortunately for him, before his boys could get the information, they killed him and cut his head and male organ.
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