Three killed as rival cult groups clash in Ebonyi

February 1st, 2024

The Ebonyi Police Command has confirmed the deaths of three men as a result of sectarian violence in Oriuzor area, according to the Ezza North local government.

The Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Joshua Ukandu, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. Clashes between some cult groups in Abakaliki. He said there was. Abakaliki district.

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According to the PPRO, there were reports of gunfire and clashes between sect members in the Oliuzor community on Sunday. Unfortunately, three people died in this incident.

“Two people were arrested in connection with the collision, but the situation has been brought under control,” the PPRO said.

“Our teams are on the front lines of this issue and while investigations continue to determine the root cause of the shooting and murder, preliminary investigation indicates a cult conflict between rival groups within the community. It became clear that there was.

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“We immediately dispatched a team of personnel to the community and the area has returned to normalcy,” the PPRO said.


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