Panic has enveloped residents of Awka as suspected cultists killed three persons in Anambra State.
It was gathered that two persons were gunned down opposite First Market, Ifite, while one person was killed behind the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital, Amaku, both in Awka South Local Government Area.
This is coming a day after the Nigerian Army launched Operation Golden Dawn, a military operation in the South East to check violence in the state.
According to DAILY POST, an eyewitness said both incidents happened between 4:15 – 4:30pm on Tuesday.
The source said, “These boys have started again. It is because the policemen are nowhere to be seen as a result of the “unknown gunmen”.
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ikenga Tochukwu, said he had not been briefed on the issue.
He said, “As soon as the command receives the signal it would be made public.”
But a senior Police officer in the State, who did not want to be quoted, confirmed the incidents. He said it was not a case of unknown gunmen, but a case of cult clashes involving rival groups.