Anambra Cult Clash: Death Toll Rises To 16 As Soldiers Place Curfew On Warring CommunityNews, News From The State Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Awka
The death toll of the lingering bloody war between two rival cult groups, “Ayes and Baga” in Obosi, Idemili North council Area of Anambra State, has risen as last Saturday’s alleged killings of one Mrs. Odibe and two twins has brought the total deaths to sixteen.
All the victims, were dastardly murdered in cold blood by the heartless cult boys, who are also youths of Obosi community, an act that has been traced to the indiscriminate sale and consumption of hard drugs in Obosi ancient Kingdom.
However, African Examiner reliably gathered that the situation has turned into a gold- mine for the soldiers deployed to the community to maintain peace, as virtually every youth crossing the popular Mike Ajegbo Federal Bye-Pass, is always tortured and undisclosed amount of money allegedly extorted from them by the military men.
The dreaded looking soldiers our correspondent further gathered, were deployed to the town on alleged request by the former Secretary of the Common Wealth of Nations, Chief Emeka Anyoku, who is also from the community.
Efforts to reach the Commander 302 Artillery Regiment, Onitsha, Colonel. Fagga as at the time of filling this report failed.
The Obosi palace secretary, Nze Shedrack Okenwa, who could not hide his displeasure on the ugly development, had urged security operatives in the state not to leave any stone unturned in fishing out those behind the killings.
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