Police in Anambra nabs killer cultists in Awka

The Nigerian Police, Anambra State command said it had arrested suspected cultist who killed two persons in Awka recently.

News Agency of Nigeria reported that the command’s spokesperson, SP. Haruna Mohammed, who made the disclosure in Awka, said the suspects including chairman of a market in the state were arrested by a team led by the Police Commissioner in charge of the state, Mr John Abang.

Mohammed said that on August 10 and August 11, two rival cult groups, Black Axe and Vikings Confraternities, clashed at Dike Park near Eke Awka in Awka South area of the state.

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The incident, according to Mohammed, claimed the lives of two persons.

He explained that following the incident, the command’s “Operation Puff-Adder’’ led by the commissioner launched a manhunt for the suspects.

Mohammed said that the suspects were caught at Dike Park and Umukwa village, leading to the arrest of the four suspected “sponsors/members of Black Axe and Vikings confraternities’’.

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