No fewer than five persons have reportedly been killed in a cult clash in Anambra State.
The incident, it was gathered occurred at Idemili-North and Oyi axis of the state on Friday night.
The reason for the rivalry cult fracas could not be ascertained as of press time.
A source who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent that, “Five persons were killed during the clash”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident.
He said the police were on the trail of those involved in the fracas.
Mohammed added that the command’s rapid response team had intervened and returned normalcy to the area.
He said, “It was a cult clash. They equally shot two others at Ogidi. Police patrol teams rushed to the scene and took the victims to Iyenu hospital for medical attention but they were certified dead on arrival.
“The Police are intensifying efforts to apprehend perpetrators in order to bring them to justice”, the PPRO stated.
Meanwhile, the command has banned the use of vehicles with masked plate numbers in the state by unauthorized persons.
A statement by the command’s PPRO said such vehicles were used to commit various crimes in the state.
The statement read in part, “Information at the disposal of the Anambra State Police Command revealed that unauthorized persons in the state are using unmarked vehicles or vehicles with covered plate numbers to perpetrate crimes in the state in order to avoid being detected by the law enforcement agencies.
“Such acts are not only unlawful but also constitute serious security threats to the public which if left unchecked could jeopardize the efforts of the police towards promoting safety and security in the state which the law enforcement agencies are working assiduously to sustain.
“In view of the foregoing, the Commissioner of Police, John Abang, has ordered with immediate effect the arrest and prosecution of persons using unmarked and masked vehicle plate numbers without authorization.”