Nigeria: One passes on in Anambra market cult clash
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
One individual recognized as Igwe Omeli was said to have been shot dead during a conflict between rival cult groups at the famous Eke Awka market in Awka South Government Area of Anambra State on Wednesday.
PUNCH Metro assembled that the victim was killed in crossfire while individuals from the rival cult groups were taking part in a matchless fight over the control of the market.
The departed was thought to be one of the heads of the Affirmative clique bunch on the lookout.
A source in the market who talked on state of secrecy for the sake of security affirmed to our reporter that it was a conflict between the Baga and Yes religion bunches on the lookout.
The source said, “The conflict is connected with market legislative issues, however the man killed was the individual they generally utilized in threatening us to follow particular plan. Any time the authority need to implement any plan, he is the individual and others they utilized.
“The Baga faction bunch individuals were seeking after Omeli and he ran into the market to activate his young men to safeguard him and tragically for him, before his young men could get the data, they killed him and cut his head and male organ.
“He was killed inside the market at the abattoir region and the clique individuals cut his head and male organ with the butcher’s blades. Further gore was deflected as individuals from the opponent faction bunch had escaped before the departed gathering individuals showed up at the scene.”
The source likewise unveiled that half a month prior, one individual was additionally killed during a conflict between a similar opponent gatherings.
At the point when reached, the state Police Advertising Official, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, affirmed the episode, saying police agents have heightened tasks nearby.
The PPRO said, “Police agents have strengthened reconnaissance activities nearby and examination is progressing. No capture yet. More data will be conveyed later.
“Our agents have assumed control over the scene and data assembled from an onlooker shows it is clique related.
“Likewise, a few observers of the occurrence have given more data that is helping in continuous tasks pointed toward uncovering the culprits.”