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3 die in Ebonyi cult clash



The Ebonyi Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the death of three men as a result of a cult clash in Oriuzor community, Ezza North Local Government of the state,

DSP Joshua Ukandu, Ag Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Ebonyi Command, told our correspondent in Abakaliki that the clash was between some cult groups in the area.

According to Ukandu, there was a report of gun shots and cult members clashing on Sunday at Oriuzor community, and unfortunately three people were killed as a result of the incident.

“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 PPRO said.

Christian Ogbonna

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