About three persons were shot dead, while five others sustained gunshot wounds in their bodies as rival cult clash in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. The victims involved in the clash include 35 year old Amaechi Ude an indigene of Enugu State who resides in Abakaliki, and also a beer palour owner.
Sunday Onwe of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State and also a staff of Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
The third victim whose name is yet to be indentified was shot three times on his head at the Abakaliki Township Stadium where he had gone to play football.
Report has it that Ude was killed around 7:pm in his beer palour at Isiuke lane, off Norom Street, Abakalik, while Onwe was shot at a birthday party with his friends in a drinking joint, konwn as yori yori joint, located close to Ebonyi State School of Health Technology in Ngbo court.
Meanwhile the Chairman of Ohaukwu local government area, Barr. Clement Odaah, who confirmed the killing of Onwe, said that Onwe was the younger brother of Ngbo Central Development Centre Coordinator, Ofobuike Onwe, and that he had reported the matter to the police.
Cult Clash in Abakaliki
Cult Clash in AbakalikiThe state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP George Okafor, also confirmed the killing of Amechi Ude, said that when the command got call from Ude’s family over the incident, and policemen were sent to the scene, but before they got there, the hoodlums had already fled. Efforts were on to arrest Ude’s killers, he added.
On the other hand, five young men, including one Nwatu Ikenna and Chukwuebuka Mbam ,were shot in different parts of their bodies.
According to one of the victims, Ikenna said that he was going to his shop, suddenly, he saw young men on mask who opened fire on him and unfortunately, he was shot at the back. He also added that a 5 year old boy near the scene, was hit by stray bullets.
The cops of the dead victims have been taken to different mortuaries, while those wounded are currently receiving treatment in different hospitals in the state.