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Anambra: Suspected Cultists Kill One, Leave Others Injured

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Tragedy strikes in Awka, Anambra State, as suspected cult members perpetrate a fatal attack, resulting in the death of a prominent young man and injuries to several others.

The tragic event unfolded on Tuesday evening at the junction near the temporary site of Nnamdi Azikiwe University in the capital city.

According to information gathered by The Eastern Updates, the victim was reportedly affiliated with one of the groups responsible for the recent spate of violence in Awka over the past month. The ongoing cult conflict in Awka has resulted in the deaths of at least 14 young individuals, including on Easter day.

Recently, Anambra’s Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye, raised concerns over the shielding of certain cultists by influential figures in Awka. He highlighted instances where these individuals intervened to secure the release of arrested cult members.

Sources said immediately the young man popularly referred as (Nwanayoeze)was gunned down, his assailants fled.

But his cult members were said to have quickly taken away his corpse to avoid security agencies picking it.

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Residents confirmed that the victim was a popular person in the vicinity.

Anambra Police spokesman Tochukwu Ikenga, an Superintendent of police SP, confirmed the incident.

He said: “The command is aware of unconfirmed news of the cult-related killing of a man popularly known as Nwanayoeze today in Awka.

“Our operatives were immediately drafted to the scene and there was no trace of such.

“Meanwhile, we are working with the residents of the area to ascertain what happened. Also, Police Patrol has been intensified in Awka.”

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