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No fewer than 24 cultists who are suspected to have been involved in the killing of two policemen, an unidentified woman and the abduction of a tricycle rider in Awka have been arrested.
The Eastern Updates gathered that a tricycle driver, identified as Snoop was reportedly abducted during a massive shoot-out at UNIZIK junction in Awka on Tuesday.
The shootout was carried out by rival cult groups.
The spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command told newsmen in an interview that about 24 persons said to be connected to the incident have been arrested.
‘We are already profiling them to ascertain their level of involvement in the incident.
‘The command swung into action immediately after the incident, and so far, we have made arrests. We will keep you updated as we continue, and we promise you that the perpetrators of that crime will not go unpunished.’
The Eastern Updates reports that cult-related clashes have been on a steady increase in Awka and its environs over the last few months.
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