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Cultist Group Clash Leaves One Dead, 5 Injured in Anambra

Charles Nwoke, Anambra, Nigeria.

November 7, 2020 

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Chief Chinedu Nwabuagha (a.k.a. Agbalusia Ngene), a man suspected to be a land daresay reportedly died while five others sustained various degrees of injuries during a bloody clash between two notorious cult groups in the Anambra community.

According to reports, the bloody clash occurred between Chinedu’s gang and suspected cultists on one hand, and the same Chinedu’s gang and Umuogali Oba youths on the other.

The clash which erupted last Tuesday has continued to linger; thereby resulting in some youths leaving the community in their numbers over the fear of revenge by the deceased’s gang that has reportedly vowed to make the community uninhabitable.

“There were lots of shootings that rented the air last Tuesday and it
continued up to yesterday and the clash is still lingering” said a source.

“As the bloody clash ensued Chinedu was badly injured and taken to the palace of the traditional ruler of Oba where he was received by the Regent, Prince Noel Ezenwa, who asked the youths to take him to the nearest hospital but he died on the way to the hospital” the source
continued.

Daily Independent gathered that the deceased was feared by most residents of the community as he commands a dreaded gang that forcefully lay claim to people’s land.

A resident who pleaded anonymity told this reporter that, “his demise
was a big relief to the community.

He has been terrorizing this community for years now, taking our land and selling without anyone asking questions “.

When contacted, the President General of the community, Chief Clifford
Maduwa Enendu confirmed the incident adding, “please call me back later, I am at the Oba Police station over the matter”.

Text messages to the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Haruna
Mohammed did not respond to a request for comment at the time of filing this report.