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Three killed in Ebonyi cult clash

The police command in Ebonyi on Wednesday confirmed the death of three men as a result of a cult clash in the Oriuzor community, Ezza North LGA.

• January 31, 2024
A photo of cultists used to illustrate the story
A photo of cultists used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Institute of Current World Affairs]

The police command in Ebonyi on Wednesday confirmed the death of three men as a result of a cult clash in the Oriuzor community, Ezza North LGA.

DSP Joshua Ukandu, spokesman for the command, disclosed in Abakaliki that the clash was between some cult groups.

According to Ukandu, there was a report of gunshots and cult members clashing on Sunday at the Oriuzor community, leaving three people killed.

“Two persons have been arrested in connection with the clash, although the situation has been put under control.

“Our team has been on top of the matter, and investigations are still ongoing to ascertain the root causes of the shootings and killings, though preliminary investigation revealed that there was a cult clash between rival groups in the community.

“We immediately deployed a team of our men to the community and normalcy has returned to the area,” the police officer said.

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