Armed men suspected to be cultists invaded a burial ceremony in Ebenebe, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State and killed about 20 persons.
It was gathered that the incident happened today, Saturday, 26th February, 2022 at the burial of Ozo, a suspected leader of a cult.
A source said while the corpse of Ozo was lying in state, some suspected cultists arrived the scene and sacked mourners, shooting at them.
He said the 34-year-old deceased who was killed in December at Amansea Area in Awka North was also killed by suspected cultists.
The source added that the incident left Anambra residents in fear. He said the injured mourners hit by gunshots were taken to the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital at Amaku, Awka.
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Armed men suspected to be members of a secret cult today Saturday invaded a burial ceremony in Ebenebe, Awka North LGA of Anambra State, killing about 20 persons & several wounded. They also desecrated the corpse that was being prepared for burial.@SaharaReporters @TheNationNews pic.twitter.com/TWBPtVFSFz
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Confirming the said incident, the police spokesperson in Anambra, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said “a burial was going on when some people suspected to be cultists invaded the area and started shooting”.
He said, “I do not have details of casualties now, but I will keep you informed once the picture becomes clear.”