Four persons were reportedly killed and one hospitalized after renewed cult activities at Okija in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.
No fewer than seven persons have lost their lives in the community over the past few months. A source said members of the groups created tension in the area as they continued to harass each other at the busy Nkwo Okija Market.
The source said, “As I am speaking, there is commotion at the Nkwo Market and the disturbing thing is that these boys are using the opportunity to extort money from people.
“Those who refuse to give them money usually have their cars torched. The development has forced many people to hurriedly leave the market for their homes.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga, said he had yet to get the report of the incident.